Cliff Lede Vineyards

Sunshine in the Dark
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 22


Cliff Lede Vineyards

Sunshine in the Dark

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced


  • Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, expressing the power and finesse of this world-renowned nested appellation
  • Sourced partially from Poetry Vineyard’s Sunshine of Your Love Block, a volcanic site of low-yielding vines
  • Also sourced from our Twin Peaks Vineyard’s Dancing in the Dark Block, featuring dark fruit and plush texture
  • Aging to perfection for 21 months in a new French oak barrel

As a tribute to his favorite music, proprietor Cliff Lede named his estate vineyard blocks after classic rock hits. This year’s Premiere Napa Valley lot combines the rugged, hillside Poetry Vineyard block, “Sunshine of Your Love” (Cream), with the seductive valley floor block, “Dancing in the Dark” (Bruce Springsteen). Christopher Tynan, 100-point winemaker, carefully selected these blocks to fashion an unparalleled bottling reflective of classic Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon with a rock ‘n’ roll edge. Like rare vinyl, each of these 60 bottles will be a collector’s gem for years to come.

Chris Tynan

Winemaker, Cliff Lede Vineyards

Winemaker, Chris Tynan

Christopher spent his first summers in Napa doing cellar internships at Cain Vineyards and Blankiet Estate and doing irrigation management for vineyards all over Napa and Sonoma. In 2006, Christopher brought his tireless work ethic and commitment to excellence to Colgin Cellars. During Christopher's 5 year tenure as Assistant Winemaker, Colgin received 7 perfect 100 point ratings from renowned wine critic Robert Parker Jr. The philosophy at Colgin was low yield farming and no compromise winemaking. It was an inspiring place to work. It is that same lofty philosophy that led Christopher to Cliff Lede Vineyards in the summer of 2012.

Country born: United States

Education: BA English Texas State University

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Great vineyards make great wine.

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Cliff Lede Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Sunshine in the Dark 25
Detert Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Franc Oakville East Block Cuvee 1949 25
Fisher Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga Calistoga Estate 25
Palmaz Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 25
Rutherford Hill Winery 2019 Merlot Napa Valley An Ode to AJT Part I 25
Schramsberg Vineyards 1999 Sparkling Wine Napa Valley 1999 Brut Napa Valley Carneros Late Disgorged 25
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