Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.Manage Subscriptions
2009 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Cinnamon Rhapsody
- Napa Valley
- Stags Leap District
Community Tasting Notes 20
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.
KeithSurg wrote: (92 points)
August 7, 2015 - Bold dark fruit, oak and minerals. Tannins could still use a little time to soften, but still drinking well now.
walkerjfw wrote: (93 points)
June 6, 2015 - In OC, last two bottles. These "rock block" wines from Lede are always fun to drink and well made. Drank one with Bryan, the second with Butch and Ralph. Opened for about 30 minutes, drank each over about 45 minutes. Second bottle was with steak - which is the "natural habitat" for this wine - perfect with steak.
Dark purple/red color. Beautiful nose right out of the glass. Red and dark fruits, vanilla oak. Palate is smooth, classic California Cab. Primary wine, oak and tannins are well integrated. Black fruit, vanilla, lavender/violet
Ready to drink now, best guess is it holds at this level for about 5 years.
Pro Reviews 1
By Antonio Galloni
New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)
(Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Cinnamon Rhapsody Stag's Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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 705 (74%)
- Consumed 247 (26%)
Who Likes This Wine
More About This Wine