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2005 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain

2005 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain
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With a perfumed nose that swirls with cassis, white pepper, and layers of jasmine, the aromas gradually evolve into spicier elements like cardamom, sage, and oolong tea. A delicate entry of sweet fruit is framed by soft, mounting tannins and a lingering acidity that decries a fuller palate than perhaps suggested by the nose. Plums, violets, rose water and more cassis are all evident in the mouth, while fine tannins with just a hint of dryness intertwine with the bright finish to leave the mouth both sated and demanding more. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Diamond Mountain
Bottling Date
June 2007
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Diamond Mountain is most noted for its very fine grained volcanic ash soils which contribute a great deal to the flavor structure and unique tannin profile of the resultant wines. The vineyard from which the fruit for this wine was sourced resides at approximately 1000 feet and consists of a steep, terraced south facing slope that provides morning sunlight for optimal ripening. The climate is influenced by ocean breezes and fog, resulting in large temperature swings between day and night, which help to preserve the acidity of the grapes.
Production Notes
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, and immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered hand-sorting process. The berries were gently delivered to tank by our unique crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted approximately five days and fermentations were managed via a combination of delestage and pumpovers. Extended maceration from three to five weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, and allowed us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity. This Cabernet Sauvignon underwent eighteen months of elevage in 75% new French oak and 25% neutral French oak. Final blend is composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.
Winemaker Notes
With a perfumed nose that swirls with cassis, white pepper, and layers of jasmine, the aromas gradually evolve into spicier elements like cardamom, sage, and oolong tea. A delicate entry of sweet fruit is framed by soft, mounting tannins and a lingering acidity that decries a fuller palate than perhaps suggested by the nose. Plums, violets, rose water and more cassis are all evident in the mouth, while fine tannins with just a hint of dryness intertwine with the bright finish to leave the mouth both sated and demanding more.
Production
433 cases