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2018 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2018 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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Dark ruby colored, the 2018 High Fidelity displays a succulent assortment of complex and intriguing aromas and flavors.

Composition: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 66% of which was new, for twenty-two months.
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Advocate
94
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend are 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.
Winemaker Notes
Dark ruby colored, the 2018 High Fidelity displays a succulent assortment of complex and intriguing aromas and flavors. It starts with a fragrance of sage, steeped Oolong black tea, rhubarb, and melted black licorice notes. There’s a rush of red currants, fruitcake, cinnamon candies, and black truffle flavors across the palate. The texture is fine and complete and essence of tobacco leaf, minerals, and salted caramel glide across the lush fresh finish. – Christopher Tynan, Director of Winemaking
Other Notes
1,142 cases produced