Red

2015 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2022 - 2039 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 28, 2020 - This is seriously good. Needs at least an hour to open up, otherwise there is a bitter/astringent situation happening on the finish, but I found that blew off after some air and the fruit really came through. Smooth as silk, super precise, ripe without being overdone, drinking well now with air but has many years ahead to continue to evolve.

  • MADV Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 10, 2020 - Oh my!! I have several bottles of 15, 16 and, 17. I busted out the the 15 with a long time friend . It was in a word , Awesome! This has to be the most under appreciated bottle out there. Inky dark and just incredible depth with a nose that left me wondering what could be better. Pure excellence !!! After we drank it I actually wished I had not shared it. Can’t imagine how good it will be in a couple of years !!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Marietta Walsh Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 22, 2020 - Our favorite from Cliff Lede!!

  • csimm1161 wrote: 96 points

    November 29, 2018 - From a comparative side-by-side BTK tasting with this Cliff Lede, a ‘16 MACDONALD, and a ‘15 Purlieu BTK (which ended up being an off-bottle it seemed).

    Black currant, asphalt, bitter blackberry, unsmoked cigar, and graphite notes made their place keenly in the palate. Linear and overtly direct on its attack on initial PnP, like it was holding its breath and being held underwater. A bit of a suffocating, clenching presentation at first, but backing off on its frame-first delivery once it was able to come up for air.

    It didn’t take long before it started to open up, never breaking stride once it got going, but never fully blossoming either at this stage. Still maintained quite a bit of grip, but did so in a purposeful way, studiously releasing some its handle as it worked its way along the palate, allowing the fruit to open up some more, bit by bit. Finished slow, but fairly long, continuing to latch on to the back end with its mindful clenching of the core.

    There were indeed some similarities between the MACDONALD and the Cliff Lede, primarily in the overall profiles related to scaffolding. However, the MACDONALD was no joke when it came to its next-level flavor complexity and perfect structure intensity. The MACDONALD showed a bit more pick-me-up, especially on the tail.

    Ideally, hold the CL for another 3-5+ years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 9, 2018 - On the nose; very ruby, floral plum fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, Thompson raisins, fresh dates and prunes. Black licorice, creamy dark fruit cola, caramel, milk & dark chocolate, soft beautiful dark spice, touch of eucalyptus, fresh herbs, limestone, soft presence dry crushed rocks, a whiff of pepper, fresh lavender, violets and dark withering floral bouquet.

    The body is full and lush. Fine meaty, tarry, tannins. Very ruby, floral plum fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, Thompson raisins, fresh dates and prunes. Black licorice, creamy dark fruit cola, caramel, milk & dark chocolate, soft beautiful dark spice, touch of eucalyptus, fresh herbs, limestone, soft presence dry crushed rocks, suede leather, dry clay, dry top soil, dry underbrush, a whiff of pepper, fresh lavender, violets and dark withering floral bouquet. The acidity is very nice. There is good structure, tension, length and balance that needs 10 years plus to flush out. The finish is good, well balanced with fine powdery sticky tannins.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Linda Murphy
    2015 California Cabernet Sauvignon, 7/23/2018 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

    (Cliff Lede Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

    (Cliff Lede Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,030 (85%)
  • Consumed 178 (15%)

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