Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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SKU 16741


Our captivating 2016 Poetry is an ode to symmetry and precision. This is the highest expression of our Stags Leap District estate vineyard and all of its irresistible components are well apportioned and fabulously integrated even at such at young age. Dense and brooding on opening, with time liquefied rocks, warm plum, black licorice, bay leaf, and sage soar from the first glass. Equal parts black currant and summer fig flavors coalesce on the expansive entry, while smoked cardamom and lavender aromas saturate the olfactory in a glorious cornucopia of ambrosial harmony. The voluptuous palate finishes with a wave of ultrafine tannins that unites for a seamless finale of gorgeous violet perfume.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Cliff Lede
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Wine AdvocateA 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018
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Wine SpectatorRipe 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.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2019