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2002 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, 1.5L

2002 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, 1.5L
Wine Specs
Vintage
2002
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Bottling Date
December 2004
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
92

Tasted in September 2015, the winemaking team is excited by the evolution of this vintage, now ten years from release. Beautiful bottle-aged aromas of black tea leaf, forest floor, and leather are revealing themselves. Sweet impressions of black cherry and plum are at the core, framing a classic structure. This has been aged to perfection and is ready to drink now.

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SKU: 02CSM0
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Fruit was sourced from our estate vineyard on the Yountville Cross Road and the hillside terraces of our Poetry vineyard. Many vineyard blocks, comprising a wide range of rootstocks, clonal selections and trellis systems are included in this blend.
Production Notes
Hand harvested into small 35-pound boxes, the grapes were destemmed to tank for a five-day, pre-fermentation cold soak. The juice was inoculated and the wine underwent a short (seven days) and warm fermentation in an effort to promote extraction. Selected lots were held on the skins after fermentation for nearly a month to further develop the tannin structure. The wine was racked into thin-stave French, chateau style oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes
Driven by Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), the 2002 blend includes three more of the five red Bordeaux grapes. Merlot (11%) adds richness and weight, Cabernet Franc (2%) contributes aromatics, and the Malbec (2%) intensifies color and spiciness. Tasted in September 2015, the winemaking team is excited by the evolution of this vintage, now ten years from release. Beautiful bottle-aged aromas of black tea leaf, forest floor, and leather are revealing themselves. Sweet impressions of black cherry and plum are at the core, framing a classic structure. This has been aged to perfection and is ready to drink now.
Production
1,622 cases
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