2019 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

$84.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Embark on a journey through the rugged terrain of Stags Leap District with our 2019 vintage. Bursting with the essence of cassis, blackberry, and dark cherry, this full-bodied marvel is adorned with notes of cardamom, clove, and ancho chile. From Poetry Vineyard's volcanic slopes to Twin Peaks' ancient riverbed soils, each sip unveils a tale of terroir and complexity.

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.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Chris Tynan
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
21 months
Oak Treatment:
38% New French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Stags Leap District
Vineyard:
Hillside terraces of the Poetry Vineyard, the Twin Peaks Vineyard estate surrounding the winery, and a few neighboring vineyards in the Stags Leap District
Total Varietal Composition %:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.9%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
95
SKU #:
1051460
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE95

Wine Enthusiast

This wine substantially overdelivers on its price point, presenting a dark fruit profile, generous tannin and oak, and an expansive full-bodied style. Blended with 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, it is approachable while never forgetting its structured, complex roots. 

JD93

Jeb Dunnuck

I loved the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, and readers looking for a great Napa Valley Cabernet under $100 shouldn't hesitate. Deep purple-hued, with classic Cabernet dark red and black fruits, leafy tobacco, chocolate, and graphite, it's medium to full-bodied, has a pure, elegant mouthfeel, integrated acidity, and polished tannins. It's already impossible to resist yet will cruise for 10-15 years in cold cellars. 6812 cases.