2009 Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, Stag's Leap District, USA

$249.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
Aromas of blueberry, rose petal, and slate bloom from the glass. The palate, while complicated, boasts the classic roundness and balance of Stags Leap District. Layers of violet and liqueur intertwine, then give way to chocolate and cardamom. The flavors crescendo through tightly wound tannins to arrive at a satisfyingly open finish. Enjoy now, or further enhance the experience by aging.
Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec

Rated 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Cliff Lede’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry is showing beautifully today. It, too, is rather statuesque and towering. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, crushed rocks and cloves inform this powerful wine. The 2009 has plenty of sweetness and depth, but it needs a few years for the tannins to soften. Regardless, it is striking. Hints of mocha, licorice and incense add complexity on the finish."

Rated 93 points Wine Spectator
"A graceful style that's elegant and expansive, with a broad range of supple currant, black cherry, pencil lead and shavings. Fans out and maintains a long, persistent finish."