Cliff Lede Vineyards

Cinnamon Devil
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 47
Vintage: 2014

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Cinnamon Devil

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced


  • Devilishly sexy, this lot is classic Stags Leap District with luscious fruit and powerful intensity
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from our steep, rocky, estate Poetry Vineyard represents the core of this blend
  • From vineyard blocks named for Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” and Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”
  • This wine was aged for 21 months in Taransaud’s top T5 barrel


This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Devilishly sexy, your Premiere Napa Valley wine is classic Stags Leap District, with luscious fruit and powerful intensity. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Cliff Lede’s steep, rocky, estate Poetry Vineyard, comprised of of volcanic soils atop fractured shale yields small, flavorful berries, represents the core of this blend. From vineyard blocks named for Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” and Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” this wine was aged for 21 months in Taransaud’s top T5 barrel and has a sophisticated polish and sensuous opulence.

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.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005


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