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2015 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2015 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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The brooding 2015 High Fidelity is a dark ruby colored beauty that charms with its gorgeous perfume of wild raspberries, cardamom, clove, and black tea.  Captivating flavors of candied spiced plums, kirsch, and fruit cake are augmented by retro nasal notes of autumn leaves, exotic incense, and black truffle.  The silky unrestrained Merlot provide a seductive entry and mid-palate that is both expansive and lush, while the Franc lends a backbone of subtle concentration, built on suave tannins guaranteeing a structured longevity.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
July 2017
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend is from our Twin Peaks estate vineyard, while the Cabernet Franc hails from acclaimed viticulturist David Abreu’s Madrona Ranch. The vineyards are 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 these 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, 90% of which was new, for twenty-one months.
Winemaker Notes
The brooding 2015 High Fidelity is a dark ruby colored beauty that charms with its gorgeous perfume of wild raspberries, cardamom, clove, and black tea. Captivating flavors of candied spiced plums, kirsch, and fruit cake are augmented by retro nasal notes of autumn leaves, exotic incense, and black truffle. The silky unrestrained Merlot provide a seductive entry and mid-palate that is both expansive and lush, while the Franc lends a backbone of subtle concentration, built on suave tannins guaranteeing a structured longevity.
Production
905 cases