Tasting room hours: 10am to 4:00pm daily.
Why go: Great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, fun venue.
Cliff Lede Vineyards is one of my favorite Napa Valley tasting venues for 3 reasons: great wine, luxury amenities and fun. Core offerings include excellent Cabernet Sauvignon harvested from their Stags Leap District vineyards, plus Cab from Rutherford and Howell Mountain. Their 95 point Parker-rated Poetry* blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petite Verdot (2014 vintage). The Sauvignon Blanc is a blend created from grapes grown in several Napa Valley vineyards. Wines offered under their FEL label are sourced from Sonoma County, primarily Alexander Valley. High quality is consistent across the board.
Few tasting destinations offer the comfort and options available here. Sip at the tasting room bar or enjoy indoor seating. The Veranda and Backstag Tasting Lounge are available by reservation. Service is excellent. Check out tasting options: Visit Cliff Lede Vineyards.
*The Poetry Inn is their small, luxury inn located on the west-facing hillside across Silverado Trail. Inquire at the tasting bar to see if a visit is available. The rooms have spectacular views, perfect for a first class Napa Valley weekend.