Cliff Lede Current Releases
Established in 2002, Cliff Lede Vineyards encompasses sixty acres in the famed Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Our state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery boasts a berry-by-berry sorting system and conical tanks commissioned using a design inspired by the tanks of Château Latour. One tank per vineyard block ensures each lot evolves at its own pace, and acres of caves with single-layer barrel storage ensure access to each barrel at all times. No corner has been cut. View shipping information.
...the bouquet is complex with layers of crushed rock minerality, dark chocolate, and sweet ripe fig. The cashmere-like tannins caress the palate and linger for a long epic finish. (RP-97)
"..the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon looks like dark pen ink, has that inimitable and compelling aromatic expression that the To Kalon Vineyard seems to offer up – graphite, blueberry, blackberry, cassis, fruitcake and spice..." (RP-99)
...a rich crème brûlée-like texture as unctuous notes of Bosc pear, orange marmalade, and lavender honey coalesce along the long, satisfying finish.
Interwoven into the floral notes are unctuous layers of plum, blackberry, and black currants. Loads of smoked cardamom, cinnamon, and black licorice unwind onto the palate...
Aromas of just-picked raspberries and warm white chocolate sit atop notes of black licorice alongside candied plum and violets. With time in the glass, earth and spice notes emerge, and winter black truffle, boudin noir, burning incense, saucisson, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg notes intrigue the olfactory.
Complex and inviting, the dark ruby colored 2014 Claret dazzles the senses with explosive aromas of warm black fig, cassis, and dark melted chocolate.
"There is something inherently classic in this site that reminds me of Napa’s great wines of the 40s, 50s, and 60s." -Christopher Tynan, Winemaker
This gloriously saturated and impeccably balanced mountain Cabernet is loaded with aromas of crème de cassis, seductive black cherry, and warm black fig... This is a wine of contemplation, as well as a wine of visceral pleasure.