2010 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (16%), Petit Verdot (5%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Malbec (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating: 96 (RP)
"The most expensive wine in this portfolio is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and the rest small quantities of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This dark purple-colored 2010 offers up notes of blueberries, black currants, lead pencil shavings, spring flowers and high class, subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied, it comes across as the quintessential marriage of power and finesse. The extraordinary purity, deep, multilayered mid-palate and tremendous length result in a wine that can be approached now, or cellared for 20-25 years."