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2016 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2016 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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The lavish and exuberant 2016 High Fidelity is resplendent in aromas of black licorice, crushed red currants, tobacco, and white chocolate.  While there are layers upon layers of black fig, black cherry, and warm plum flavors, there’s also a core of savory grilled steak and black truffle notes that reveal itself with time. A “bouquet garni” of thyme, bay leaf, and sage lends subtle hints of savory herbs.  Ultra fine and precise, the cashmere-like tannins lend the wine an ethereal and exhilaratingly long, polished finish that goes on seemingly forever.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Bottling Date
July 2018
Alcohol %
15
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, 85% of which was new, for twenty-one months.
Winemaker Notes
The lavish and exuberant 2016 High Fidelity is resplendent in aromas of black licorice, crushed red currants, tobacco, and white chocolate. While there are layers upon layers of black fig, black cherry, and warm plum flavors, there’s also a core of savory grilled steak and black truffle notes that reveal itself with time. A “bouquet garni” of thyme, bay leaf, and sage lends subtle hints of savory herbs. Ultra fine and precise, the cashmere-like tannins lend the wine an ethereal and exhilaratingly long, polished finish that goes on seemingly forever.
Production
938 cases