A great bottle of wine for a reasonable price. Hard to believe that this is 10 years old. Still has a ton of energy and primary cab attributes. Tannins have mellowed and there is a ton of sweet red and blue fruits. I don't think that this will necessarily get better with time but should hold up for another 5 years or so. Wish I had more of this vintage.
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(Cliff Lede Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon) #1 (BLIND TASTING); COLOR-very dark; NOSE-interesting; a little charcoal; red beets; smokiness; leather; beef jerky; very dark; I like this; Bordeaux-like; TASTE-good dark fruit - lots of blueberries and gorgeous blackberries; good firm tannins; this wine will easily last 7-15 years; I like the charcoal; I like the second tier black fruit flavors; great length; great tannins; very explosive and focused; clearly from a great fruit source; an absolute complete effort from top to bottom; I'm still tasting it with a one minute; great length; coats your palate; this "brings straight thunder"; there is some Oak, but nicely integrated; great dryness; RP-92; GV-92+
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