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2006 Cliff Lede Claret, Stags Leap District

2006 Cliff Lede Claret, Stags Leap District
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The 2006 Claret opens with a beautifully balanced bouquet of white pepper, wild berries, and red clay, later exposing hints of old Bordeaux such as dusty parchment, leather and spice box. This medium-bodied wine opens with refreshing purity. It has a framework of soft tannins and boasts flavors of rose petals, fresh plums and fig. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Bottling Date
June 2008
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Fruit was sourced from our estate Twin Peaks Ranch on the Yountville Cross Road, as well as the hillside terraces of our Poetry vineyard. Yields are maintained at sparse levels, ranging from 0.8 to 3.8 tons per acre. The wine is composed of small batches from many blocks, representing the diverse range of carefully selected rootstocks and clones.
Production Notes
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours, and immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting and refinement process. The whole berries were gently delivered to tank by our crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted three to six days, and fermentations were managed via a combination of délestage and pumpovers. Extended maceration ranging from three to four weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, allowing us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity. The wine was aged in 40% new French oak and 60% neutral oak for eighteen months. The final blend is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc.
Winemaker Notes
The 2006 Claret opens with a beautifully balanced bouquet of white pepper, wild berries, and red clay, later exposing hints of old Bordeaux such as dusty parchment, leather and spice box. This medium-bodied wine opens with refreshing purity. It has a framework of soft tannins and boasts flavors of rose petals, fresh plums and fig.
Production
978 cases