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2017 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain

2017 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain
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SKU: 17CSD0

The 2017 Diamond Mountain is a special elixir, akin to a fine perfume. Incredibly dark and brooding, the explosive aromatics offer up blueberry liquor, juniper, pine, and loamy gravel. The full bodied mouth-feel is filled with decadent chocolate ganache, fig jam, tobacco, tar and minerals. The succulent and savory finish is a heavenly fresh and mouthwatering experience, finishing with generous amounts of sweet tannin and extract. – Christopher Tynan, Winemaker 


  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Diamond Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Diamond Mountain
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
14.8
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 barrels.
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Diamond Mountain is a special elixir, akin to a fine perfume. Incredibly dark and brooding, the explosive aromatics offer up blueberry liquor, juniper, pine, and loamy gravel. The full bodied mouth-feel is filled with decadent chocolate ganache, fig jam, tobacco, tar and minerals. The succulent and savory finish is a heavenly fresh and mouthwatering experience, finishing with generous amounts of sweet tannin and extract. – Christopher Tynan, Winemaker
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