Original
14 Ratings
Cliff Lede Vineyards Claret Napa Valley

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Dark purple in color, aromas of blackberry, cassis, and graphite escape from the glass. A fresh beam of minerality supports the rich mid-palate while a frame-work of silky tannins, chocolate, and huckleberry linger in the finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    There seems plenty of intent to this ripe and oaky wine, yet its grasp on clear Cabernet fruit is a little loose, and it lapses into chocolaty ripeness. It unravels as palpable heat and a touch of bitter astringency become obvious on the latter palate, and its coarsening shortcomings are not the sort that are likely to be remedied with time.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator