2016 Poetry (Cliff Lede) Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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  • WS 92

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
(99+ points) A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry needs a little coaxing to begin to unfurl the tightly wound yet exciting scents of... expand (99+ points) A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry needs a little coaxing to begin to unfurl the tightly wound yet exciting scents of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves, warm redcurrants and kirsch plus fragrant nuances of candied violets, underbrush, cigar boxes, menthol and star anise. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth, the palate features an almost impenetrable structure of super ripe tannins framing the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long. This beauty needs at least 5-6 years to begin to blossom, after which it may well warrant a perfect score.- LPB collapse
JD 99
jebdunnuck.com, January 2019
Similarly colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry comes from shallow, volcanic soils in the Stags Leap AVA and is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. It offers killer... expand Similarly colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry comes from shallow, volcanic soils in the Stags Leap AVA and is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. It offers killer notes of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spices, vanilla, and exotic flowers. These carry to a profound, incredibly intense, layered wine that has no hard edges, perfect balance, building tannins, and a great, great finish. This is another magical wine from this team that ranks with some of the finest wines ever made from this valley. As with most 2016s, it has some upfront charm and accessibility, yet will be at its best with 4-6 years of bottle age and will keep for 3-4 decades. collapse
VN 94
Vinous, December 2018
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is another gorgeous wine from Cliff Lede. Crème de cassis, lavender, cloves, graphite, chocolate, sweet French oak and torrefaction notes infuse this sumptuous, full-bodied Cabernet... expand The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is another gorgeous wine from Cliff Lede. Crème de cassis, lavender, cloves, graphite, chocolate, sweet French oak and torrefaction notes infuse this sumptuous, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Lede's Poetry block in Stags Leap. This is another full-throttle wine endowed with a ton of character. -- Antonio Galloni collapse
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2018
Rich aromas of violets and cassis with blueberries, leading to a very deep-set palate that has a long, powerful fruit core, framed in deeply juicy and succulent tannins. This will age beautifully. Try from 2020.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2019
Ripe boysenberry and plum reduction flavors form the base for this wine, with mocha, melted licorice and warm ganache notes coating the finish. Heavy on the fruit, but the charcoal-dusted spine keeps the fruit supported... expand Ripe boysenberry and plum reduction flavors form the base for this wine, with mocha, melted licorice and warm ganache notes coating the finish. Heavy on the fruit, but the charcoal-dusted spine keeps the fruit supported. Drink now through 2028. 993 cases made. — JM collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork