Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Vintage production: 4,314 cases
Cliff Lede’s iconic Cabernet is the essence of the Estate’s Stags Leap District terroir in a glass. The fruit is sourced from the hillside terraces of the ‘Grand Cru’ Poetry Vineyard, the Twin Peaks Vineyard estate surrounding the winery, and a few neighbouring vineyards in the Stags Leap District.
The wine is composed of small lots from the best blocks, representing a diverse range of carefully selected clones and rootstocks. From Poetry’s exposed, rocky terraces boasting volcanic origins, to the ancient riverbed alluvial soils of Twin Peaks, the breadth of contributing sites translates into a wine of impressive complexity and longevity.