2019 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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WE 95 JS 93 JD 93 WA 92 VN 92
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, December 2022

This wine substantially overdelivers on its price point, presenting a dark fruit profile, generous tannin and oak, and an expansive full-bodied style. Blended with 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, it is...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, November 2021

Lots of ripe black fruit, chocolate, spiced oak and vanilla. Some crushed stone and wet earth, too. Full-bodied and youthful with compact, chewy tannins and bright acidity. Juicy and delicate. Long finish. Drink or hold.
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2022

I loved the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, and readers looking for a great Napa Valley Cabernet under $100 shouldn't hesitate. Deep purple-hued, with classic Cabernet dark red and black fruits, leafy tobacco, chocolate, and...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2021

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it skips out of the glass with bright, cheery scents of...
VN 92

Vinous, January 2022

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is a heady, potent wine. Blackberry jam, cloves, licorice, new oak, tobacco and leather are all kicked up in this exuberant, flamboyant Cabernet. Readers will find a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Stag's Leap District
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.6%
Closure Cork

Introducing the extraordinary 2019 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District, a remarkable red wine that captures the essence of the renowned Stag's Leap District in Napa Valley, California. This wine is a testament to the superb craftsmanship and dedication of the esteemed producer, Cliff Lede.

In the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon displays a deep garnet-purple hue, offering a visual preview of the luscious flavors to come. The nose is greeted with an intoxicating bouquet of ripe black fruit, including blackcurrants and blackberry preserves, intermingled with notes of chocolate, spiced oak, and vanilla. There is also a subtle hint of crushed stone and wet earth that adds depth and complexity to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. Full-bodied and youthful, it envelops the senses with its compact, chewy tannins and vibrant acidity. The mouthfeel is pure and elegant, showcasing the seamless integration of fruit and structure. The flavors of black fruit continue to unfold, accompanied by layers of leafy tobacco, graphite, and hints of tree bark. The silt-like texture adds a velvety smoothness, while the finish is long and satisfying.

Renowned wine critics have lavished praise upon this exceptional vintage. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 93 points, describing it as juicy and delicate with a long finish. Jeb Dunnuck also bestowed a score of 93 points, commending its pure, elegant mouthfeel and polished tannins. The esteemed Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 92 points, highlighting its restrained, medium to full-bodied style and earth-laced, crunchy fruit. Vinous, too, awarded it 92 points, noting its exuberant and flamboyant character, with blackberry jam, cloves, and leather taking center stage. Finally, Wine Enthusiast gave it a remarkable score of 95 points, praising its dark fruit profile, generous tannins, and oak, all while maintaining its structured and complex nature.

This 2019 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District is a wine that overdelivers on its price point, offering a truly exceptional experience that is approachable yet deeply rooted in complexity and refinement. It is a wine that demands attention and is destined to impress both connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts alike.