Cliff Lede’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is showing beautifully today. It, too, is rather statuesque and towering. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, crushed rocks and cloves inform this powerful wine. The 2009 has plenty of sweetness and depth, but it needs a few years for the tannins to soften. Regardless, it is striking. Hints of mocha, licorice and incense add complexity on the finish.
A graceful style that's elegant and expansive, with a broad range of supple currant, black cherry, pencil lead and shavings. Fans out and maintains a long, persistent finish.
Since founding his namesake winery in 2002, Cliff Lede has taken full advantage of his sixty acre estate in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, which was replanted with the assistance of famed viticulturist David Abreu. The estate is composed of two vineyards- the Poetry vineyard and the Twin Peaks vineyard, and each are divided into blocks named after some of Lede’s favorite rock songs and albums which led to the nickname the ‘Rock Blocks.’
By the time the winery was completed in 2005, Lede perfected his winemaking techniques for his famed Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and other Bordeaux Blends. The state-of-the-art winery combines timeless methods combined with innovative technology to make famous wines like his 2013 Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon which received 100 points from Robert Parker, and we are thrilled to offer you a variety of vintages from this illustrious producer.
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