2018 Cliff Lede 'Poetry' Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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2018 Poetry is a fascinating mosaic of rich aromas and lithe flavors. Crushed black currants, warm slate and Luxardo cherry greets the nose while fruitcake and bone broth intermix with cardamom and vanilla on the palate. Composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot,5% Petit Verdot and a kiss of Cabernet Franc this Poetry would slay at any open-mic night from SF to NYC. An absolute triumph!

Since founding his namesake winery in 2002, Cliff Lede has put every emphasis on creating a world-class wine estate. With 60 acres under vine throughout the Stags Leap District, a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and a team that includes famed viticulturist David Abreu and winemaker Chris Tynan, every detail has been considered in an attempt to take Bordeaux varietals to a whole new level. A rock and roll attitude that harnesses the energy and spark of the New World while channeling values of the great Old World winemaking properties, his wines are intrinsically connected to the land with a fresh view point that is both progressive and timely. The wine world is changing, and Cliff Lede and his team are at the forefront of the movement.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Christopher Tynan
Napa Valley
Stags Leap District
Total Varietal Composition %:
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

Composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry prances out of the glass with impressively flamboyant scents of blackberry compote, blueberry preserves, blackcurrant pastilles and candied violets, giving way to nuances of dried roses, menthol, powdered cinnamon and aniseed with a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied, the palate is impactful yet maintains compelling restraint, featuring layers of crunchy black fruits, exotic spices and floral hints, framed by firm, exquisitely ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. This is one of those beguiling 2018 Napa Cabernets that is simply going to blow you away!