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2019 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2019 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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SKU: 19HF00

A wine of contemplation and singularity, the 2019 High Fidelity flaunts a dazzling display of Luxardo cherries, summer fig, roasted beets, cigar box, and crushed blueberry aromas. These aromas are echoed on the palate, with integrated layers of dried leaves, praline, coastal sage, cardamon, braised beef juices, nutmeg, and clove notes. Intriguing and seamless, this wine unfolds with milk chocolatey tannins and a lovely balanced acidity. - Christopher Tynan, Director of Winemaking

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 44% of which were new, for twenty-two months.
Bottling Date
July 2021
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
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. Extended maceration ranging from four to five weeks fine-tuned our tannin profiles, allowing us to perfect mouth feel and wine complexity.
Winemaker Notes
A wine of contemplation and singularity, the 2019 High Fidelity flaunts a dazzling display of Luxardo cherries, summer fig, roasted beets, cigar box, and crushed blueberry aromas. These aromas are echoed on the palate, with integrated layers of dried leaves, praline, coastal sage, cardamon, braised beef juices, nutmeg, and clove notes. Intriguing and seamless, this wine unfolds with milk chocolatey tannins and a lovely balanced acidity. - Christopher Tynan, Director of Winemaking Composition: 53% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Other Notes
832 cases produced