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2005 Cliff Lede - Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District - Red

USA - California - Napa - Stags Leap District

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Score
92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2012
Bid
16 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Vinfolio
Issue 137

This may very well be one of the prettiest wines so far to come out of Cliff Lede, made by Michelle Edwards. The location of the former S. Anderson winery, near the intersection of Yountville Cross and Silverado Trail, has been transformed into a modern, state-of-the-art facility under the guidance of this remarkably talented winemaker. I don't typically experience this kind of quality in wines much over 1,000 case production. With nearly six times that much produced, the wine is still highly allocated. <br><br/> The nose is concentrated and pretty rich showing licorice, salt, black currant and blackberry. The palate is classic Stags Leap - boldly focused structure with undulating, vibrant black fruits. Firm, but beautifully sculpted. The finish is chocolate and blackberry.

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Tasted On 08/09/2013
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Author Dan McD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.03%
Tasted On 11/14/2011
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Author minnowboy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 10/05/2011

This bottle much better than the one I opened several months ago. Almost a fruit bomb but well balanced with smooth tannins and a extra long finish

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Author Yamadori
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Tasted On 06/14/2011
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Author colterc
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Tasted On 12/22/2010

full, complex, earthy, with dark berries and some leather on the nose.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.349%
Tasted On 10/11/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2012

Drank the Cliff Lede and Hess Collection with the Skelton's and Gunther. The Cliff Lede was a classic Stags Leap District wine - Earthy flavors combined with oak and dark fruit. This wine was drinking really well with the ability to age longer. The Hess Collection needed time to unwind and even then had a poor upfront flavor. This is definately NOT the wine it was two to three years ago. Color and body held up but it was not enjoyable.

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Author Screwy Top
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Tasted On 10/11/2010

mmm....wine

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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.973%
Tasted On 08/29/2010

A good solid cab with a fruitful noise and a lush earthy, oaky flavor. Nicely integrated tannins and a long smooth finish. I no longer feel this is the best cab I have tasted all year.

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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 01/22/2010
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