The 2017 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon from Cliff Lede is simply magnificent. It instantly begins to impress as it release stunning aromas of ripe black cherries and black currents along with loam, pencil shavings, violets, tobacco, licorice and crushed stones that all soar from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied, balanced and beautifully structure with gorgeous polished tannins. It all comes to an end with an explosive finish that lingers on. Overall, the 2017 Calistoga Cabernet is a marvelous wine that is already an absolute pleasure to drink, but it should also go on to evolve beautifully over the course of the next decade.