Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


SKU 008261110193


Inky purple with blood-red tinged edges, the elegant and seamless 2013 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon's multilayered perfume fills the glass with notes of violets, lavender, and spring flowers. Intertwined with the floral notes are heady layers of plum, blackberry, and red currants. Silky, unctuous flavors of smoked cardamom, cinnamon, and black licorice lay out on the palate and finish with the taste and texture of liquefied rocks.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Stags Leap District
Brand Cliff Lede
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateOne of the best-run and now superstar wineries in all of Napa is Cliff Lede. Starting with their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap, a beautiful example of this AVA, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color, floral notes intermixed with crème de cassis , graphite and forest floor. It is full bodied, but with the elegance, finesse and lightness of being, despite its intensity. The wood is pushed to the background, and the wine is beautifully pure and long. Drink it over the next 20 years.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2015
  • ws88

Wine Spectator Graphite, cigar box, smoky oak and road tar notes are evident in the aroma. The currant and plummy flavors are pure yet unravel on the finish, where this loses focus. Drink now. 6,138 cases made.

James Laube, June 30, 2016