Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Appellation||Stags Leap District|
Wine AdvocateOne of the best-run and now superstar wineries in all of Napa is Cliff Lede. Starting with their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap, a beautiful example of this AVA, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color, floral notes intermixed with crème de cassis , graphite and forest floor. It is full bodied, but with the elegance, finesse and lightness of being, despite its intensity. The wood is pushed to the background, and the wine is beautifully pure and long. Drink it over the next 20 years.
Wine SpectatorGraphite, cigar box, smoky oak and road tar notes are evident in the aroma. The currant and plummy flavors are pure yet unravel on the finish, where this loses focus. Drink now. 6,138 cases made.