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Cliff Lede Vineyards
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Cliff Lede Vineyards was established in 2002, when Canadian businessman Cliff Lede purchased approximately 60 acres in the Northern end of the Stags Leap District. The winery’s vineyards are planted to Bordeaux varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. In April 2004, the vineyard released its first small-batch bottling of the Cliff Lede 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. The flagship 2001 Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon was released shortly after in October of the same year.
Yountville, CA
Phone: 707-944-8642
Website: http://www.cliffledevineyards.com/index.html
Appellation: Yountville
Tasting Room: Open daily form 10 am – 5 pm. Tours are by appointment only.
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more about Cliff Lede Claret
Claret
CAW Rating: 90
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2004 Cliff Lede Claret
Napa Valley

This fruit forward and friendly wine is brimming with violets, blueberries, ripe plum, and blackcurrant. Initial aromas of star jasmine, red and black currants, and wild strawberry ... more are framed in the glass by a wealth of uplifting floral high notes, with just a hint of cherry and citrus. On the palate one is greeted with pie cherry, blueberry tart, and lots of kir. This mouth-pleasing entry quickly expands into fullness across the palate suffused with crème de cassis of some density, gradually relegating to a soft finish of plum and a gentle tannin complex.

$35.00  
more about Cliff Lede Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir
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2004 Cliff Lede Pinot Noir
Napa Valley

The 2004 Cliff Lede Pinot Noir flaunts aromas of fraises des bois, coriander, black tea, and enticing light toffee notes. This medium-bodied wine features a high-toned entry, cramm ... moreed with flavors of persimmon, berries, and plums, which transcends into a glycerol-filled finish that lingers with just the finest and slightest of tannins. Sourced mostly from the famed Hudson Vineyard, this wine is a wonderful expression of one of the finest terroirs in the Carneros Appellation.

$35.00  
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Petite Sirah
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2004 Cliff Lede Petite Sirah
North Coast

A most surprising Petite Sirah, this 2004 offering from Cliff Lede Vineyards displays multiple layers of ever-evolving aromas and flavors. Upon initial opening, one is presented wi ... moreth dense aromas of pie cherry, kirsch, gardenia, cedar and mulberry. Given a little time to display itself, the aromatics evolve into syrah-like elements of violets, underbrush, and fresh blueberries, which finally progress into allspice and cola. The mouth opens with just a hint of lavender, quickly leading to a delicate and balanced palate of lush red fruits, elderberry jam, dark cherries and finishes with a lingering sensuous richness. This Petite Sirah was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

$28.00  
more about Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
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2006 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley

The 2006 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc is perfumed with a panoply of aromas ranging from mandarin orange, lychee, and apricot, to fennel, mineral, and blooming flowers. This is a med ... moreium-bodied wine that is both crisp and flavorful with nuances of melon, grapefruit, and honeysuckle ending in a long and intense full finish.

$22.00  
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Rosé
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2001 S. Anderson Brut Rosé
Napa Valley

An elegant and succulent Rosé, this sparkling wine offers up lots of nectarine, rose petal, toffee, freesia, and a healthy dose of sweet blood orange on the nose. Opening with a li ... moreght and fruity mousse, the mouth displays elements of watermelon, pink grapefruit, passion fruit, and honey framed in a gentle background of lightly sweetened nectarine juice. Lingering upon a bright and floral finish, this wine offers one final nuance of citrus that leaves the mouth searching for another sip.

$38.00  
more about Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2004 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

The 2004 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon opens with pronounced notes of vibrant cassis, violets, sabra, and black cherry coulis. In the palate a mélange of flavors outlined by red cu ... morerrant, hazelnut, and blood plum fill the mouth in a procession of tight and gently-integrated tannins with just a hint of cacao nibs. This brooding and exorbitant Cabernet displays the complexity, the finesse, and the elegance reflective of the Stags Leap Appellation.

$50.00  
more about Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2004 Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

High-toned aromas of blueberry pie, anise, dark chocolate ganache, baking spice, and an array of various floral notes overlay a thick layer of graphite, mineral, and even some wet ... moreclay. The palate is presented with a succession of intense dried currant, cherry compote, and tea notes, gently evolving into a bouquet of candied flowers. Built with a fine, soft, prolonged tannin structure, this wine elegantly and gradually concludes with a pleasant lingering citrus-oil acidity and a long finish.

$120.00  
more about Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2004 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Dr. Crane

The 2004 Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon opens with scents of cola, bergamot, mulberry, wet gravel and cassis. In the mouth this wine presents as fruit forward with blueberry coulis, ... morepastille and sweet glycerol wrapped around a seamlessly-structured core of fine, delicately-layered tannins.

$48.00  
more about Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2003 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain

Intense and pronounced aromas of spicebox, maduro cigar wrapper, sweetbriar, mulberry, and flint [gunpowder!] leap wantonly from the glass in a battonade of scent. The mouth is dom ... moreinated by a burst of violets and cassis, followed by a tight core of glycerol, fine tannin and fresh acidity. A return to the initial essences of mineral and spice are perpetuated by a lingering finish that should dictate a wine to savour now with roasts or tartines, or to set aside and allow this beauty to age with grace.

$48.00  
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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2003 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon
Stagecoach

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful and elegant expression of the rugged terrain, high up in sagebrush country, on which it was grown. Upon opening, the nose possesses elements ... moreof candied lavender, tea leaf, elderberry and sage underbrush. These dark and brooding elements make way to a second wave of violet, perfume and cola berry aromas. The mouth is filled with high tones of plum, filbert and cacao nibs, while rich currants concentrate on the mid-palate in a broad swath of richness. Floral notes, glycerol, delicate acidity and more blackcurrants linger into a clean dry extended finish.

$48.00  

Updated on October 11, 2007

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Cliff Lede Vineyards at http://www.cliffledevineyards.com/index.html or calling 707-944-8642 to verify the winery's location.

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