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2017 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

2017 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain
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Youthful and accessible, 2017 Howell Mountain leaps from the glass with ripe currant, pine forest fragrance, and dark chocolate shavings. Blood orange, nori, and savory bone broth flavors wrap around the summer plum, blackberry, and fig fruits inherent on the palate. Finishing long and harmoniously, the depth of this wine is accented with cooling bay laurel and sage aromas carried out with soft integrated tannins. -Christopher Tynan, Winemaker

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Howell Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Howell Mountain
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Exceptional high-elevation vineyards in the Howell Mountain appellation produce intensely concentrated grapes for this wine. Soils are volcanic in origin and consist of two main types; the first is decomposed volcanic ash called tufa, and the second is red volcanic rock and clay that is high in iron. Both are nutrient poor, which stresses the vines, producing intense and structured wines from small clusters and berries. The altitude, climate, and soils combine to create a classic mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with incredible concentration, texture, and structure.
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 selected fruit was gently delivered to tank via gravity by our crane system, retaining perfect, whole berries. Cold soaks lasted approximately five days, and fermentations were managed by a combination of délestage and pump overs. Extended maceration, ranging from three to four weeks, fine-tuned tannin profiles, allowing us to build structure and wine complexity. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 65% of which were new, for twenty-one months.
Winemaker Notes
Youthful and accessible, 2017 Howell Mountain leaps from the glass with ripe currant, pine forest fragrance, and dark chocolate shavings. Blood orange, nori, and savory bone broth flavors wrap around the summer plum, blackberry, and fig fruits inherent on the palate. Finishing long and harmoniously, the depth of this wine is accented with cooling bay laurel and sage aromas carried out with soft integrated tannins. -Christopher Tynan, Winemaker
Production
741 cases
Other Notes
353 cases