Cliff Lede Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.38 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.2

Cliff Lede's 2012s continue to impress. Bonus points to anyone who gets the Zeppelin reference

Cliff Lede's 2012s continue to impress. Bonus points to anyone who gets the Zeppelin reference

Nov 5th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.2

Woah. Wonderful dark mountain fruit - with tannins that'll rip your face off. The fruit is shining through already, but you'll certainly need to lay this one down for a couple/few years. Enjoyable, but I never should've opened (ok, Coravined) this so soon

Woah. Wonderful dark mountain fruit - with tannins that'll rip your face off. The fruit is shining through already, but you'll certainly need to lay this one down for a couple/few years. Enjoyable, but I never should've opened (ok, Coravined) this so soon

Oct 19th, 2015
Lede Family Wines

The fruit for this wine comes from high elevation vineyards in the Howell Mountain Appellation, where soils are volcanic in origin. Hand harvested, the fruit was subjected to a three-tiered sorting process, including an optical sorter. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new, for 21 months. Our 2012 vintage is composed of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot. 518 cases were produced.

The fruit for this wine comes from high elevation vineyards in the Howell Mountain Appellation, where soils are volcanic in origin. Hand harvested, the fruit was subjected to a three-tiered sorting process, including an optical sorter. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new, for 21 months. Our 2012 vintage is composed of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot. 518 cases were produced.

Oct 12th, 2015
Holly Perkins Van Vuuren

Deliciousness.......

Deliciousness.......

Jan 1st, 2017
Rusty Krueger

Hits all notes.

Hits all notes.

Feb 26th, 2016
Hank Didier

Tried in very cool tasting room in valley below Poetry Inn.

Tried in very cool tasting room in valley below Poetry Inn.

Feb 20th, 2016
Ali Carey

Almost as good as drinking it in the tasting room with Bob Dylan blaring.

Almost as good as drinking it in the tasting room with Bob Dylan blaring.

Nov 5th, 2015
TVF

This is simply exquisite! It's from one of our favorite wineries in Napa.

This is simply exquisite! It's from one of our favorite wineries in Napa.

Oct 19th, 2015
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.5

Clement had this 7 years ago

Clement had this 7 years ago

Nov 1st, 2015
John Bonnell

John had this 4 years ago

John had this 4 years ago

Jul 8th, 2018