Cliff Lede Vineyards

Epic Poetry
2022 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 101
Vintage: 2022

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Epic Poetry

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon featuring a rare "Grand Cru" heritage clonal selection
  • Exclusively sourced from our multi 100-point Stags Leap District estate Poetry vineyard
  • Expertly aging in a new Sylvain Collection barrel, made from French oak dating back more than 300 years
  • Meticulously crafted by multiple 100-point winemaker Christopher Tynan

Description

For thousands of years, epic poems have described intense adventures and heroic feats. The tale of Cliff Lede "Epic Poetry" Cabernet Sauvignon recounts the journey of a master winemaker searching for greatness from a revered vineyard situated on ancient volcanic soils in a legendary appellation. It reveals the magic that happens when nature, artistry and the human spirit converge in a supernatural way. "Epic Poetry" Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the Cliff Lede Poetry vineyard, which has been awarded multiple 100-point scores from respected critics over the past decade. Its steep rocky slopes in the Stags Leap District would be impossible to plant today due to their extreme nature. Multiple 100-point winemaker Christopher Tynan selected a specific block from the Poetry vineyard that features a singular Napa Valley "Grand Cru" heritage clone of Cabernet Sauvignon to expertly craft "Epic Poetry." He honed the wine by aging it in an ultra-rare Sylvain Collection barrel, which was forged from French oak dating back more than 300 years. As a result, Cliff Lede "Epic Poetry" Cabernet Sauvignon is as beautiful, enthralling and timeless as the great epic poems of the past.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • 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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