2009 Cliff Lede Songbook, Napa Valley, 1.5L in Wood Box
Recent tastings of the 2009 Songbook reveal its graceful aging potential. Opening with notes of red currants, cinnamon, and toasted cardamon the wine follows through with blackberry preserve, black licorice, and dried mission figs. Showcasing a wealth of velvety tannins that expand across the palate, the wine finishes with savory underpinnings of soppressata, tobacco box, dried leather, and cacoa nibs. - Director of Winemaking, Christopher Tynan
This wine underwent twenty-four months of élevage in new French oak.
Fruit for the 2009 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.
The 2009 Songbook is the fourth edition of this wine featuring raspberry, rose oil, gravel, and dried tobacco leaf aromas. Time reveals cocoa powder, and orange zest as the wine unfolds in the glass. The wine’s silky texture is layered with rich, fine-grained tannins lifting through the finish. Cassis, huckleberry, violet, and anise persist in the finish exhibiting the ability to cellar elegantly.