2006 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
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The 2006 Cabernet lights up out of the bottle with a precocious bouquet of exotic spices and old leather. Given a moment to rest, aromas of sweet marjoram, rose oil, cardamom and blackcurrant jam evolve into exceptionally sweet floral notes of star jasmine and a touch of trumpet vine. Initial flavors of cherry deepen as fine tannins expand and unfold. Dark stone fruits mix and integrate with sweet tannins and fleshy acidity, giving way to a persimmon inspired finish that coats the mouth.
Composition: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec
Bottled: June 2008
Release: October 2008
Production: 8,853 Cases