Cliff Lede's Diamond Mountain Cab possesses some of the key characteristics of the region, particular the soil. Volcanish ash and gravelly loam impart present notes of focused mineral. Dark fruits, spiced fig and a touch of cardamom open on the nose. The palate follows with blueberry, blackberry and graphite. Finishes strong with cedar and floral tones. Love this!
Since founding his namesake winery in 2002, Cliff Lede has put every emphasis on creating a world-class wine estate. With 60 acres under vine throughout the Stags Leap District, a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and a team that includes famed viticulturist David Abreu and winemaker Chris Tynan, every detail has been considered in an attempt to take Bordeaux varietals to a whole new level. A rock and roll attitude that harnesses the energy and spark of the New World while channeling values of the great Old World winemaking properties, his wines are intrinsically connected to the land with a fresh view point that is both progressive and timely. The wine world is changing, and Cliff Lede and his team are at the forefront of the movement.
Ripe boysenberry and blackcurrant aromas with brambly Cabernet herbs and bracken, leading to a palate that has a superbly succulent, fresh and handsomely defined palate. Terrific freshness and energy through the finish. Dense fruit. Drink or hold.