Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


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The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry reveals a rather inky, bluish/purple color. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, this wine is super-youthful and still tastes somewhat like a barrel sample. It’s bursting with upside potential. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of crème de cassis, black cherry liqueur, licorice, spice and a touch of vanilla, this is a full-bodied, concentrated and an utterly profound wine that may represent the greatest wine that Cliff Lede has made to date. Forget it for another 5-6 years and drink it over the following 30 years.--Robert Parker,  RobertParker.com #222, 12/2015

Winery Notes: This luxurious, exacting wine is the epitome of finesse, purity, and distinction. Intricate aromas abound, with refined layers of black and red currants, dark cocoa powder, warm black cherry, Kadota fig, and cedar forest floor enveloping the glass. The complex perfume unfolds further with a seamless integration of spring violets, slate, cardamom, and graphite. Structurally, the wine shows a nimble sophisticated restraint, with precise tannins that cradle the palate and carry the flavors to a long finish. The culmination of flavors and aromas persist joyfully with the savour of warm stone and weathered rocks reflecting the terroir of the Poetry Vineyard.--Cliff Lede Vineyards

Production: 822 cases (sold out at winery)