Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 
TOP

2005 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

2005 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain
Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Howell Mountain
Bottling Date
June 2007
Alcohol %
15.0

Dense and intense, this wine evokes a springtime wildflower meadow high on a jagged mountain peak. Aromas of minerals seamlessly integrate with more delicate floral aromas of violets, mulberries and plum blossoms, tied together in a coarse backbone of sarsaparilla root, cacao and vanillin. The mouth, still youthful, displays a tight core of fresh plum, cola, hazelnut, cacao nibs, dust and wet earth. This wine coats the palate with a nice combination of tightly-wound tannins, pervasive acidity and lengthy texture.

Add To Cart
$135.00
 
Sold Out
Sold Out
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our fruit is sourced from an exceptional high-elevation vineyard with volcanic soils in the Howell Mountain Appellation. Boasting a strong afternoon sun influence and a southwest exposure that’s moderated by late afternoon breezes, this vineyard’s Cabernet expresses strong spice and blueberry characteristics with an intense purity that’s unrivalled. Cooler nights permit the berries to maintain their structure and acidity throughout the ripening process.
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 79% new French oak and 21% neutral French oak. Final blend is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 2% Malbec.
Winemaker Notes
Dense and intense, this wine evokes a springtime wildflower meadow high on a jagged mountain peak. Aromas of minerals seamlessly integrate with more delicate floral aromas of violets, mulberries and plum blossoms, tied together in a coarse backbone of sarsaparilla root, cacao and vanillin. The mouth, still youthful, displays a tight core of fresh plum, cola, hazelnut, cacao nibs, dust and wet earth. This wine coats the palate with a nice combination of tightly-wound tannins, pervasive acidity and lengthy texture.
Production
366 cases
Recommended Wines
2014 Scarlet Love Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
Add To Cart
$110.00
 
SKU: 14RB00
 
Our Wine Clubs
GAIN ACCESS TO NEW RELEASES

Join one of our clubs to gain access to limited production wines, some available only to wine club members. Enjoy exclusive discounts and regular shipments of new releases.

More About Clubs

2014 Beckstoffer To Kalon, 99 pts
NOW AVAILABLE

"...incredibly rich blue fruits, black fruits, a full body, opulent, voluptuously textured and sensational... This is a killer effort, a magnificent wine with a potential three-digit score with a few more years of bottle age"  99 points, RP

 

Buy Now

Summer Wines
IT'S TIME FOR SUMMER WINES.

When temperatures heat up, grab your sunglasses and head outdoors to kick back with summer's chillest wines, including must-haves like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir.

Shop Now