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2014 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2014 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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The 2014 High Fidelity possesses an opaque inky-purple hue of ruby, and a decadent perfume of confections and fresh meats.  Aromas of just-picked raspberries and warm white chocolate sit atop notes of black licorice alongside candied plum and violets.  With time in the glass, earth and spice notes emerge, and winter black truffle, boudin noir, burning incense, saucisson, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg notes intrigue the olfactory. Long and silky, the sweet tannin fills out this concentrated, but lithe wine that possesses both power and precision.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
July 2016
Alcohol %
15
Robert Parker
94
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Merlot in this blend is from our Twin Peaks estate vineyard, while the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon hail from acclaimed viticulturist David Abreu’s Madrona Ranch. The vineyard is farmed with meticulous attention to detail, maintaining yields at sparse levels—ranging from two to three tons per acre. The wine is composed of just a few of our best lots from our most cherished sites.
Production Notes
Grapes were picked in the darkness of the early morning hours. The freshly-harvested fruit immediately underwent rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting process, which included our cutting-edge optical sorter. Whole berries were gently delivered by gravity to tank using our crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted approximately seven days, and fermentations were managed via a combination of délestage, pumpovers, and punchdowns. Extended maceration ranging from four to five weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, allowing us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 75% of which was new, for twenty-one months. The final blend is composed of 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot.
Winemaker Notes
The 2014 High Fidelity possesses an opaque inky-purple hue of ruby, and a decadent perfume of confections and fresh meats. Aromas of just-picked raspberries and warm white chocolate sit atop notes of black licorice alongside candied plum and violets. With time in the glass, earth and spice notes emerge, and winter black truffle, boudin noir, burning incense, saucisson, cinnamon, black pepper, and nutmeg notes intrigue the olfactory. Long and silky, the sweet tannin fills out this concentrated, but lithe wine that possesses both power and precision.
Production
836 cases