2019 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain
The 2019 Diamond Mountain aromas bear the woodsy stamp of its forested terroir. Flowing from the glass are dried cassis berries tinged with a camphorous pine and fir needle bouquet. Amongst the lush blackberry, lychee, and raspberry notes lie essence of bergamot and cedar. The sweet tannin and rich entry are grounded mid-palate by touches of balsam fragrance and balanced tannin. This wine finishes with warm and exotic sweet notes with an essence of cinnamon, juniper, and sandalwood. – Christopher Tynan, Director of Winemaking
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.