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A brief history

Established in 2002, family-owned Cliff Lede Vineyards comprises sixty acres in the northernmost end of the Stags Leap District. Since founding his namesake winery, Cliff Lede has successfully combined estate vineyards, winemaking, art, architecture, and music to become one of Napa Valley´s most modern and diversified estates. Cliff Lede´s unrivaled team of experts includes President & CEO Tony Baldini, Director of Winemaking Chris Tynan, and viticulturist Allison Wilson. The winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the flagship wine, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, handcrafted from the steep hillside portion of the estate. The tasting room also offers selections from Lede's Anderson Valley label, FEL Wines, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
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Established in 2002

1473 Yountville Cross Road
Napa Valley, California, United States
94599

www.cliffledevineyards.com

info@cliffledevineyards.com

+17079448642

Cliff Lede Vineyards Wines

Featured Wines

Cliff Lede Vineyards Cliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Cliff Lede VineyardsCliff Lede High Fidelity, Napa Valley

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.

Cliff Lede Vineyards Cliff Lede Claret, Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Cliff Lede VineyardsCliff Lede Claret, Napa Valley

The Bordeaux varietal grapes in our Claret blend are sourced from our estate Twin Peaks Vineyard in the Stags Leap District and a few of our valued grower partners within Napa Valley. The wine is composed of small batches from a variety of blocks, representing a diverse range of carefully selected rootstocks and clones. Yields are maintained at sparse levels, with a focus on canopy management and vine balance. The resulting blend boasts remarkable depth and complexity.

Cliff Lede Vineyards Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Cliff Lede VineyardsCliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

The primary vineyard source, located in eastern Rutherford, is home to old vines planted to a heritage Musqué clone and Sémillon, providing density, richness, and citrus notes. Two other old-vine vineyards, both in Calistoga, contribute to the blend, one planted to Sauvignon Blanc and the other to Sémillon. In addition, we include grapes from a cooler climate vineyard on the east side of Napa, imparting vibrant acidity and finesse to the wine. A vineyard in Chiles Valley, a small pocket in eastern Napa County, adds complexity with old vines of Sauvignon Vert planted in 1947. This year marks the second harvest of our fabulous young vines from our property in Calistoga. The estate grown Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué add sumptuous floral notes and mouthwatering acidity to the blend.

Cliff Lede Vineyards Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain Bottle Preview
Cliff Lede VineyardsCliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain

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 which produce age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon with dark fruit, intense structure, minerality, and perfume.

Cliff Lede Vineyards Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain Bottle Preview
Cliff Lede VineyardsCliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

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.