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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Cliff Lede Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cliff Lede Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 107167)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $135.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced from the steep hillside terraces of our own Poetry Vineyard, this wine delivers all of the elegance and concentration for which the Stags Leap District is famous.

The 2007 Poetry possesses a nose redolent of blueberry strudel, nutmeg, caraway, cola and graphite. It opens with peony, crème de cassis, and violets. A truly remarkable mouth, with rich layers reminiscent of blueberry coulis, dense bramble, black cherry, and sweet opulent violet liqueur. With a unique balance of sweet fatness and elegant softness, wrapped in a cloak of unctuous silkiness, the mouth turns floral and complements its finesse and structure with soft-rounded tannins and an elegant finish that lingers.
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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.