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2015 Cliff Lede Claret, Napa Valley

2015 Cliff Lede Claret, Napa Valley
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A dark and dense ruby, the 2015 Claret offers up gorgeous aromas of fig, summer cherry cobbler, blackberries, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and espresso. Blueberry and warm damsom plum flavors cascade along the palate with a rich and silky texture.  It is built on a broad foundation of lush, sweet tannin and abounds with pretty loam, persimmon, and black current notes.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
July 2017
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Bordeaux varietal grapes in our Claret blend are sourced from our estate Twin Peaks Vineyard in the Stags Leap District and a few of our valued grower partners within Napa Valley. The wine is composed of small batches from a variety of blocks, representing a diverse range of carefully selected rootstocks and clones. Yields are maintained at sparse levels, with a focus on canopy management and vine balance. 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 twenty-one months.
Winemaker Notes
A dark and dense ruby, the 2015 Claret offers up gorgeous aromas of fig, summer cherry cobbler, blackberries, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and espresso. Blueberry and warm damsom plum flavors cascade along the palate with a rich and silky texture. It is built on a broad foundation of lush, sweet tannin and abounds with pretty loam, persimmon, and black current notes.
Production
1,029 cases