Cliff Lede Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2015

"The 2015 Stags Leap District Cabernet shows all of the concentration and depth of the vintage in its exuberant and concentrated nose of cassis, black slate, jasmine, and warm fig aromas. Fresh aromas of black currant, crushed blackberries, and warm cherry soar with spice layers of clove, ancho chile, and cinnamon. The long opulent palate tastes of liquefied minerals and possesses a voluptuous raspberry liqueur-like texture with precise, building tannin that intertwine seamlessly with the luxurious flavors." —winemaker
Manufacturer: Cliff Lede
Availability: In stock
SKU: 34168
$29.04 (30%)
"A dense and rich red with blackberry, blueberry and licorice character. Full body, round tannins and a chewy finish. A blend of 76% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 7% merlot, 7% malbec, and 2% cabernet franc. Needs time to soften. Maintains Stags Leap character. Better in 2020." —

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District) is a powerful, dense wine that will give readers a good look at the Cliff Lede style in this vintage. Dark, rich and structured, the 2015 is far from an easygoing wine. If anything, the 2015 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own, as the tannins settle down. Dark cherry, raspberry jam, cloves and new leather hit the potent finish." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District offers up a cassis, smoked meat, blackberry preserves and spice cake-scented nose with a mocha hint. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated with firm, grainy tannins, it shows a lot of oak, which should marry with the intense fruit, finishing long and layered." —Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
Products specifications
Vintage 2015
Country United States
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750ML
Region California
Wine Advocate 93
James Suckling 92
Antonio Galloni, Vinous 91
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 30.0