2006 Cliff Lede Songbook, Napa Valley, 1.5L in Wood Box
Opulence, purity, and intensity come together in this stunning 2006 Songbook.
eighteen months of elevage in 100% new French oak.
Fruit for the 2006 Songbook was sourced from three of David Abreu’s personal properties located in diverse terroirs in the St. Helena and Howell Mt. regions of the Napa Valley. These properties produce fruit of uncommon character resulting from proprietary clones, extremely low yields and meticulous farming. The result is a winemakers dream.
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours and immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our berry-by-berry 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 to seven days and fermentations were managed via a combination of delestage, punchdowns and pumpovers. Extended maceration from four to five weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, and allowed us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity.
Aromas of graphite, licorice, coriander, iris root, violets and berry-infused teas entice the nose. A plush and well-rounded entry develops into soft, deep tannins that show components reminiscent of plum, stewed apricots, spice box, black pepper and soy. A persistent finish that displays incredible depth belies this wine’s surprisingly elegant and intricate nature.