2008 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), Cabernet Franc (11%) , Merlot (8%), Petit Verdot (2%), Malbec (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating: 93 (RP)
"Ratcheting up the level of elegance and complexity, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry Stags Leap (composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot and a tiny bit of Malbec) is very Chateau Margaux-like with its floral notes interwoven with black currants, graphite and toast. With admirable power, finesse and freshness, it is a beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied wine with a layered richness and a long, supple finish. Consume it over the next 15-20+ years."