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2014 Cliff Lede Claret, Napa Valley

2014 Cliff Lede Claret, Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
July 2016
Alcohol %
15.3

Complex and inviting, the dark ruby colored 2014 Claret dazzles the senses with explosive aromas of warm black fig, cassis, and dark melted chocolate. The bouquet continues on with notes of crushed Rainier cherries, graphite, and blackberry. The palate begins lush and expansive on entry, then turns incredibly silky and ultrafine. This ethereal finish crescendos with exotic spice notes of cumin, peppercorn, and smoked cardamom. – Christopher Tynan, Winemaker

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$48.00
 
SKU: 14CL00
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Fruit was sourced from our Twin Peaks Vineyard in the Stags Leap District and a few of our valued growers within Napa Valley. Yields are maintained at sparse levels, with a focus on canopy management and vine balance. The wine is composed of small batches from a variety of blocks, representing a diverse range of carefully selected rootstocks and clones. The resulting blend boasts remarkable depth and complexity.
Production Notes
The 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 gravity-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 délestage, pumpovers, and punch downs. Extended maceration, ranging from three to four weeks, fine-tuned our tannin profiles, allowing us to build mouth feel and wine complexity. The wine was aged in French oak for eighteen months, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker Notes
Complex and inviting, the dark ruby colored 2014 Claret dazzles the senses with explosive aromas of warm black fig, cassis, and dark melted chocolate. The bouquet continues on with notes of crushed Rainier cherries, graphite, and blackberry. The palate begins lush and expansive on entry, then turns incredibly silky and ultrafine. This ethereal finish crescendos with exotic spice notes of cumin, peppercorn, and smoked cardamom. – Christopher Tynan, Winemaker
Production
1,490 cases
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