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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Cliff Lede Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Cliff Lede Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 120992)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $125.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful bottle-aged aromas are revealing themselves: forest floor, sweet tobacco, and leather. There are still hints of the primary blue and black fruits in the mouth framing a classic structure. The 2001 Poetry is really starting to peak at this point. Expect significant amounts of tartrates. Decanting is suggested.
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About Cliff Lede Vineyards:

Established in 2002, Cliff Lede Vineyards encompasses 60 acres in the famed Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Owner Cliff Lede, viticulturist David Abreu, winemaker Kale Anderson and consulting winemaker Philippe Melka have come together to form an unrivalled team, making the most of this remarkable property. Their state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery boasts a berry-by-berry sorting system and conical tanks commissioned using a design inspired by the tanks of Chateau Latour. One tank per vineyard block ensures each lot evolves at its own pace and acres of caves with single-layer barrel storage ensure access to each barrel at all times. The winery produces Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their flagship, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, is crafted from the steep hillside portion of the estate.