Poetry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon By Cliff Lede 2010
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Saturated ruby-red. Blackberry, blueberry and cassis aromas are complemented by cool slatey minerality. At once lush and bright, with terrific mouthfilling breadth to the dark berry, currant and mineral flavors. Spreads out to saturate the palate on the long finish, with suave tannins and a hint of herbal coolness calling for patience. This, too, has excellent aging potential.
The most expensive wine in this portfolio is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetry, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and the rest small quantities of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This dark purple-colored 2010 offers up notes of blueberries, black currants, lead pencil shavings, spring flowers and high class, subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied, it comes across as the quintessential marriage of power and finesse. The extraordinary purity, deep, multilayered mid-palate and tremendous length result in a wine that can be approached now, or cellared for 20–25 years.
Combines a firm, ripe mix of dark berry, mocha, cedar and black licorice, holding focus and persistence on the long finish. The flavors gain depth and nuance as this ends, gliding along on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2026.
Enticing aromas of black cherry, red and black currant, and ripe, red plum are enhanced by hints of dried flowers, fennel seed and sage. Compelling layers of dark berries, bittersweet chocolate, espresso and Madagascar vanilla coat the palate with velvety tannins. The power and concentration of this rich wine is balanced by vibrant minerality reminiscent of warm slate and graphite. This captivating wine celebrates the remarkable Poetry vineyard with its finesse and approachability, yet reveals layers of complexity and intense concentration as it evolves in the glass or with cellar age.
Good bright ruby. Less open than the Songbook, offering scents of blackberry, licorice and crushed rock. Densely packed, thick and extremely primary, with black fruit and crushed rock flavors lifted by a minty nuance. Conveys a strong impression of mineral energy for all its youthful reticence. Finishes with building tannins and excellent length. Like the Songbook, this will require patience.