2016 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (86%); Cabernet Franc (6%); Merlot (6%); Petit Verdot (2%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 99+ (RP); 99 (JD); 94 (JS)
"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 (RP) - 10/18