2017 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, 1.5L
There’s bottomless depth of red and black licorice, cassis, wild blackberry, and blueberries all tinged with a hint of cedar, tarragon, and thyme. Weaved amongst the fruitier flavors are a bevy of terroir driven elements like sweet loam, river gravel, and iron. The natural acidity is so fresh and lively that it guides the long luxurious finish where savory porcini mushroom, shoyu, and black tea notes linger.
Beckstoffer To Kalon
Situated on the western Oakville bench, the celebrated Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard has gravelly loam soils with high mineral content derived from sedimentary deposits of the volcanic Mayacamas Mountains and the alluvial fan of the Napa River. The vineyard has low organic matter content and thorough drainage, which devigorates the vines and produces small berries that are ideal for wines with intense concentration. The site is warm and sunny throughout the day, but cooled by late afternoon breezes, producing ripe Cabernet Sauvignon with lovely acidity. The blocks that make up our blend represent a diverse array of the Beckstoffer To Kalon terroir and clonal selection, creating a unique and extraordinary wine from this critically praised site.