2009 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (9%), Petit Verdot (8%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Malbec (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating: 94 (RP)
"Cliff Lede’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is showing beautifully today. It, too, is rather statuesque and towering. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, crushed rocks and cloves inform this powerful wine. The 2009 has plenty of sweetness and depth, but it needs a few years for the tannins to soften. Regardless, it is striking. Hints of mocha, licorice and incense add complexity on the finish."