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2021 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

2021 Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley
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The soft, opulent, and voluptuous 2021 Cliff Lede “High Fidelity” Red Wine is blessed with a seductively complex aroma filled with notes of black currants, menthol, smoked cardamon, tobacco leaf, and sandalwood. From beginning to end, this wine possesses a graceful, cashmere-like texture, which carries the black cherry and crushed blueberry flavors stylishly across the palate, leaving hints of forest floor, roasted chestnuts, and burning incense as it goes. Our most perfumed and complete High Fidelity to date. -Christopher Tynan, Director of Winemaking

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
The wine was aged in French oak barrels, 80% of which were new, for twenty-two months.
Bottling Date
July 2023
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend are from our estate Rhythm 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
The soft, opulent, and voluptuous 2021 Cliff Lede “High Fidelity” Red Wine is blessed with a seductively complex aroma filled with notes of black currants, menthol, smoked cardamon, tobacco leaf, and sandalwood. From beginning to end, this wine possesses a graceful, cashmere-like texture, which carries the black cherry and crushed blueberry flavors stylishly across the palate, leaving hints of forest floor, roasted chestnuts, and burning incense as it goes. Our most perfumed and complete High Fidelity to date. -Christopher Tynan, Director of Winemaking
Other Notes
Composition: 65% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon