Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 750ml - 03370
Cliff Lede Vineyards was established in 2002 by Canadian born Bordeaux enthusiast, Cliff Lede.With a focus on producing wines from estate vineyards, Lede tapped David Abreu, considered the best viticulturist in Napa Valley, to replant the vineyards. Certified Napa Green, a number of initiatives including composting, organic fertilizers, cover cropping, recycling, deficit irrigation, and solar panels have been implemented at Cliff Lede. The fruit was sourced from the hillside terraces of Cliff Lede’s Poetry Vineyard and Twin Peaks Vineyard estate surrounding the winery. The 2016 is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc hand harvested in the cool dark of early morning. After a long and cool fermentation with extended time on the skins, the wine is aged in French oak barrels, 65% of which were new, for twenty-one months. Aromas of violets, lavender, blackberry, huckleberry, black licorice, and warm chocolate covered cherries. Pair with marinated flank steak with savory pesto, grilled Wagyu burgers, or aged and nutty Comté cheese .