Napa Valley's Canadian Superstar

Businessman Cliff Lede has assembled a world-class team to make world-class wines in Napa's Stags Leap area

Readers looking for a future superstar from Napa need look no further than this relatively new winery that appears to have hit its stride with its 2005s. Canadian businessman Cliff Lede has Michelle Edwards as his winemaker, David Abreu as his viticulturalist, and none other than Michel Rolland as his winemaking consultant, so big things are expected. This 60-acre property with the vineyards and winery in the Stags Leap area and the winery right on the Yountville cross (across the road from another up-and-coming superstar, Kapcsandy Winery) made their first vintages in 2002, but I think the 2005s move Cliff Lede Vineyards to higher ground.

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