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2009 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Cinnamon Rhapsody
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Community Tasting Notes 13
RickyT12 Likes this wine: (93 points)
September 7, 2014 - Decant 1 hr.
A bit of heat on the nose, but blew off after 15 minutes. A little acidic, but nice caramel currant flavors. Raspberry on nose. Nice vanilla and toasted characters on the palette. Nice fruity finish about 15 seconds. Has a great medium weight to it. Very good steak wine.
Patrickmcw Likes this wine: (92 points)
September 6, 2014 - Had a bit of heat on the nose, but then blew off...followed up with some nice mixed berries
Good color and legs, real smooth, velvet on the mouth, not sure if the name but I swear I was getting some cinnamon in there. Lot of Classic California/Napa/stags leap in there. Drinking well now, not sure of the aging potential.
East of Napa wrote: (94 points)
September 4, 2014 - Very smooth cab with loads of fruit yet dry. Wonderful wine. Last one from 2009.
Larahargrave wrote: (91 points)
August 20, 2014 - Very napa. Big boy wine that needs to stand alone. Can't imagine pairing it with anything else but steak and chocolate. Tannins were beautiful.
tekygeek wrote: (95 points)
May 6, 2014 - Agree with flashvictor below. Opened up after an hour and got progressively more gorgeous. The key here was the restrained use of oak--which is perfectly integrated now. We'll be buying the 2011 and remembering the 2009 fondly. Blew everyone away at our dinner.
Pro Reviews 1
By Antonio Galloni
New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)
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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 637 (81%)
- Consumed 148 (19%)