Red

2014 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Rasmussenbrent wrote: 94 points

    September 26, 2020 - Amazing but needs time give this 5-10 years yet and will be perfect

  • Coachron13 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 12, 2020 - This score is based on today, not a projection of future promise. Super young. Double decanted and drank over three hours, still young at the end of that. Plenty of promise. Wait another few years.

  • Cuellar's Cellar Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 29, 2020 - Really good. Still could be held for 3-4 years. Fantastic notes on this guy. Cheers

  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine: 97 points

    April 15, 2020 - Opened for the Lede Zoom tasting on 4/15.

    Six hr decant in a wide body. Lovely nose on open, but did not check on progress until the end. Drank over 2 hrs.

    Dark reddish black with crimson edges, seemingly medium body but not light in any way. My first impression was a young refined BDX. No overly obvious oak component or intrusive tannins, but the structure is there and well integrated. Highly mineral and wet rock driven on the palate, touch of red fruit, no doubt BTK. Nice balance of fruit and earth. 20-25 second finish, with a touch warm liquer that required maintenance at cellar temp. This is a sit back and enjoy wine, but will do well with food also. Stuffing to go many years and room for improvement. Drink now with a healthy decant or wait until 2024 to try again. After 2 hrs, this is one of the finest expressions of young BTK I’ve had, up there with, if not, the best, and I’m bumping the score accordingly. And, it’s not a fruit or flower day. I’m convinced BTK needs 10 yrs to show its fully expressed excellence.

    Well done, Mr. Tynan. Hats off to you!

    Overall a great effort—like a high end escort — sophisticated, refined, sexy, leaving you wanting for more while emptying your pocketbook—or so I’ve heard.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sdsull wrote: 95 points

    October 7, 2019 - This bottle requires much more age. Not as 'drinkable' as other 2014 Napa wines at this stage. Will come back to it in a year or two.

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  • By Michael Godel
    9/22/2020 (link)

    (Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cliff Lede
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 936 (72%)
  • Consumed 357 (28%)

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