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2009 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Cinnamon Rhapsody
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 25
tomoem wrote: (92 points)
December 31, 2016 - Right out of the bottle the nose on this wine tells me that this is serious Cali stuff. Wafts of graphite notes amidst dark fruits. Very aromatic.
Initially quite closed with out of balance tannin's dominating. We threw this into a decanter for 1 hour and clearly it improved. The wine needs several hours of decant to really shine. Blackberry notes with a definite background of a spicy flavor (could it be cinnamon ?). Unique and worth finding this wine. Long finish.
cos65 Likes this wine:
November 19, 2016 - Dark purple and a bit murky. Decanted and opened up well with lots of flavor if a bit clumsy. These "rock blocks" have been lots of fun, full of Cali fruit and cleanly made. This version is also well made if just a step behind the rest
blawrence Likes this wine: (92 points)
March 6, 2016 - Initially tried a glass (using a Coravin) several months ago without decanting, and drank during a quick meal which did it a disservice. Opened to finish last night with my wife after 45 minute decant; excellent nose, long legs, soft, nice texture with well integrated tannins, coffee, cinnamon and chocolate to the taste... very likely would have been even better if it had been a 2-hour decant.
ejca Likes this wine:
January 17, 2016 - Popped and poured. Pretty good, probably should have paid more attention when everyone else was drinking it.
BordeauxBoy Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 28, 2015 - Very Nice Cali Cab. Big sweet but not over ripe fruit balanced with some great dry tannins that gave it a great structure. Oak not overly present and low acidity tends to make me think to drink it over the next 5 years. Excellent bottle.
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- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Cliff Lede
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Cinnamon Rhapsody
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Stags Leap District
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 683 (70%)
- Consumed 291 (30%)
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