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2008 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2008 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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Inspired by the opulent right bank blends of Bordeaux, this wine is built from fine-grained Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Persimmon, nutmeg, allspice, and cassis evolve in multiple layers. Sweet black tea, plum, tar, and cocoa powder build through the finish. The tannins are silky and generous, which indicates that this wine will continue to develop over the next 15 years. This vintage is a blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2007
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
June 2010
Alcohol %
15.0
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Fruit was sourced from our Twin Peaks Ranch and a few of our valued growers within the Napa Valley. Yields are maintained at sparse levels, ranging from 2 to 3.5 tons per acre. The wine is composed of small lots from a variety of 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 hand sorting process. The whole berries were gently delivered to tank by our crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted approximately five days, and fermentations were managed via a combination of delestage, pumpovers, and punchdowns. 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 72% new French oak for eighteen months.
Winemaker Notes
Inspired by the opulent right bank blends of Bordeaux, this wine is built from fine-grained Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Persimmon, nutmeg, allspice, and cassis evolve in multiple layers. Sweet black tea, plum, tar, and cocoa powder build through the finish. The tannins are silky and generous, which indicates that this wine will continue to develop over the next 15 years. This vintage is a blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot.
Production
661 cases