Reviewed on 2019-10-28
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Rating 88
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 15.2%
Price $73.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, Long-Term Aging, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Zinfandel

Cliff Lede Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Review

There is some complexity in this wine, but it all lies under a layer of heat from the very high alcohol. It’s very age-worthy, and maybe over time it will all come together as it naturally reduces. There are some nice dark fruit aromas of blackberries and blueberries and a dose of black pepper. The acidity is also nice, and if it wasn’t for the alcohol it would really lift the wine up and give it some good structure. If you buy, hold on to it for a few years and see if the booziness mellows.

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Cliff Lede Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
There is some complexity in this wine, but it all lies under a layer of heat from the very high alcohol. It’s very age-worthy, and maybe over time it will all come together as it naturally reduces. There are some nice dark fruit aromas of blackberries and blueberries and a dose of black pepper. The acidity is also nice, and if it wasn’t for the alcohol it would really lift the wine up and give it some good structure. If you buy, hold on to it for a few years and see if the booziness mellows.

Reviewed On: 10-28-2019
88
POINTS
Cliff Lede Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
There is some complexity in this wine, but it all lies under a layer of heat from the very high alcohol. It’s very age-worthy, and maybe over time it will all come together as it naturally reduces. There are some nice dark fruit aromas of blackberries and blueberries and a dose of black pepper. The acidity is also nice, and if it wasn’t for the alcohol it would really lift the wine up and give it some good structure. If you buy, hold on to it for a few years and see if the booziness mellows.

Reviewed On: 10-28-2019