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2015 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain

2015 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain Image
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The fabulous bouquet of the 2015 Diamond Mountain offers lavish aromas of cassis, rose petal, and bay laurel scented blackberry compote.  Summer fig and wild black cherry flavors soar along the palate and layer after layer of chocolate ganache, ancho chile, talc, and blueberry notes unfold with time in the decanter.  There is a noble concentration and weight here, but the wine is deftly balanced and never loses its lithe and ethereal personality.  The incredibly long wine finishes with bravura and a dazzling display of ground cumin, cedar, and jasmine aromas.   

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Diamond Mountain
Bottling Date
July 2017
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon comes from exceptional, low-yielding vineyards with volcanic ash and gravelly loam soils in the Diamond Mountain appellation, nestled in the Mayacamas Range on the northwest side of Napa Valley. The sun-drenched mountain vineyards have late afternoon breezes that ripen the fruit slowly and evenly. Both sites are planted to extraordinary old vines on a steep incline with historic Napa field selections and produce age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon with dark fruit, intense structure, minerality, and perfume.
Production Notes
Hand harvested in the cool early morning hours, the fruit was immediately subjected to rigorous selection by our three-tiered sorting process, including our cutting edge optical sorter, with a goal of eliminating less-than-perfect berries. The berries were gently gravity-delivered to tank using our distinctive crane system, minimizing disruption of berry integrity. Cold soaks lasted five days and fermentations were managed via a combination of délestage, punch downs and pump overs. Extended maceration for four weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles. The wine underwent twenty-one months of élevage in French oak, 75% new.
Winemaker Notes
The fabulous bouquet of the 2015 Diamond Mountain offers lavish aromas of cassis, rose petal, and bay laurel scented blackberry compote. Summer fig and wild black cherry flavors soar along the palate and layer after layer of chocolate ganache, ancho chile, talc, and blueberry notes unfold with time in the decanter. There is a noble concentration and weight here, but the wine is deftly balanced and never loses its lithe and ethereal personality. The incredibly long wine finishes with bravura and a dazzling display of ground cumin, cedar, and jasmine aromas.
Production
440 cases