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

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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