Cliff Lede Vineyards

Bohemian Thrill
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 27 | Lot No. 27
Vintage: 2021

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Bohemian Thrill

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the power and finesse of this world-renowned nested appellation
  • Crafted by multi-100-point winemaker Christopher Tynan in our state-of-the-art, gravity-flow winery
  • Composed of two select vineyard blocks from our estate in the Stags Leap District
  • Aging to perfection for 21 months in 100% new French oak

Description

As a tribute to his favorite music, founder Cliff Lede named his estate vineyard blocks after classic rock hits. Showcasing “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen) and “Shoot to Thrill” (AC/DC), this year’s Premiere Napa Valley lot is like a bomb that’s ready to blow with thunderbolts and lightning. Christopher Tynan, our multi-100-point winemaker, masterfully blended these blocks to fashion a sublime expression of Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon with an electrifying rock star persona. Like rare first-press records, each of these 60 bottles is a collector’s dream.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Chris Tynan

Winemaker, Cliff Lede Vineyards

Winemaker, Chris Tynan

Christopher Tynan has been making exceptional wine in Napa Valley for over twenty years. Largely self-taught, he considers the great wines of the world his textbooks and a way to draw on the past for inspiration and the present to guide the future. Thus, his approach to winemaking bestows a style that pays tribute to both tradition and innovation. His exacting philosophy of only employing low-yield vines from select sites, and minimal intervention in the winery, ensures that each bottle expresses the distinct nuances of each vineyard, block, and vintage.

Christopher began his wine career in the vineyard, working summers doing irrigation management for vineyards across Napa and Sonoma counties. Following a harvest at Cain on Spring Mountain in 2004, he was given an opportunity to work the 2005 harvest with the renowned winemaker Helen Turley Wetlaufer at Blankiet Estate in Yountville. In 2006, Christopher became the assistant winemaker at the prestigious Colgin Cellars on Pritchard Hill and worked closely with Vintner Ann Colgin and Vineyard Manager David Abreu for the next five years crafting some of Napa Valley’s most critically acclaimed and collectable wines.

In 2012, Christopher was introduced to Cliff Lede by David Abreu and joined the Cliff Lede Vineyards team shortly thereafter. Christopher brings an unmatched passion and fervent attention to detail. He’s proud to have received multiple 100-point scores from critics over the years, including Robert Parker, Jeb Dunnuck and Lisa Perrotti Brown.

Christopher lives in Coombsville with his wife Katie and son James. In his free time Christopher enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting wine.

Country born: United States

Education: BA English Texas State University

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Great vineyards make great wine.

Winery Distribution

Cliff Lede Vineyards is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Cliff Lede Vineyards Contact: Brittany Gieseke

Domestic:

  • Alabama ( Grassroots )
  • Arizona ( Maverick )
  • California ( RNDC )
  • Colorado ( Classic Beverage Company )
  • Connecticut ( Winebow )
  • Delaware ( Winebow )
  • Florida ( RNDC )
  • Georgia ( Winebow )
  • Hawaii ( RNDC )
  • Idaho ( CSB )
  • Illinois ( Maverick )
  • Indiana ( SGWS )
  • Iowa ( Okoboji )
  • Kansas ( LDF )
  • Kentucky ( Wine Trends )
  • Kentucky ( Heidelberg )
  • Louisiana ( Artisan Fine Wines )
  • Maine ( Martignetti )
  • Maryland ( Winebow )
  • Massachusetts ( Martignetti )
  • Michigan ( Little Wine Guy )
  • Minnesota ( Negoce )
  • Missouri ( A. Bommarito )
  • Montana ( Winegardners )
  • Nebraska ( Quench NE )
  • Nevada ( Encore Beverage, Northern NV )
  • Nevada ( SGWS - Las Vegas )
  • New Hampshire ( Martignetti )
  • New Jersey ( Winebow )
  • New Mexico ( SGWS )
  • New York ( Winebow )
  • North Carolina ( Tryon )
  • Ohio ( Wine Trends )
  • Oklahoma ( Premium Brands )
  • Pennsylvania ( Breakthru )
  • South Carolina ( RNDC )
  • South Dakota ( Okoboji )
  • Tennessee ( Best Brands )
  • Tennessee ( Tennessee Crown )
  • Tennessee ( Beverage Control )
  • Texas ( SGWS )
  • Utah ( RNDC )
  • Virginia ( Winebow )
  • Washington ( Winebow )
  • Wisconsin ( Select Sellars )
  • Wyoming ( RNDC )

International:

  • Bermuda ( Goslings Limited )
  • Canada - Alberta ( The Wine Cellar )
  • Canada - British Columbia ( Landmark Selections )
  • Canada - Ontario ( Liquor Control Board )
  • Denmark ( Fine Wines Aps )
  • Japan ( Hotei Wines )
  • Netherlands ( Slijterij-Wijnhandel Dielen )
  • Puerto Rico ( Fine Wine Imports )
  • South Korea ( BK Trading Co. Ltd. )
  • Switzerland ( Putzi's Weinresidenz )
  • Switzerland ( Putzi's Weinresidenz )
  • Taiwan ( Thirsty Scholar )
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