Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 40995

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 3% Merlot

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Critical Acclaim

RP93 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2014

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty, showing all the generosity of the 2012 vintage. Composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 3% Merlot, its dense purple color is followed by copious aromas of crème de cassis and spring flowers, supple tannins, and an opulent, fleshy style. A total intellectual and hedonistic turn-on, it is loaded with fruit and complexity, and reveals beautiful harmony among all the component parts. It is a terrific introduction to what Cliff Lede has achieved at such a high quality level. Consume it over the next 10–15 years." (93 pts.)

SP90 Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2015

"Strikes a balance between elegance and finesse, with a mixed core of dark berry, savory herb, cedar, crushed rock and tobacco flavors. Firmly tannic on the finish, ending with a burst of black licorice. Drink now through 2026. 5,776 cases made." (90 pts.)

VN90 Vinous Dec 2014

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous, ripe, flashy Napa Valley Cabernet loaded with exuberant fruit and plenty of near-term appeal. Dark red and black fruit, cloves, menthol, tobacco, licorice and new leather all flesh out in this supple, radiant Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next handful of years. This is a great introduction to the Lede house style." (90 pts.)

WE89 Wine Enthusiast 6/1/2015

"Generous tannins surround a core of ripe, brawny blackberry fruit and a powerful imprint of dried herb in this wine, which is rich and concentrated. Earthy tobacco and chocolate seal the finish." (89 pts.)

California

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More Information
SKU 40995
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Stags Leap District
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 15.3%
Brand Cliff Lede Vineyards
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 3% Merlot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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