Cliff Lede

High Fidelity Napa Valley Cabernet Franc Blend

9.2129 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Top Notes For
John murray

Decant at least 1 hour

Decant at least 1 hour

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Lede Family Wines

Inspired by the right bank blends of Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of 46% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot. It was aged in French oak barrels, 85% of which were new, for 18 months. Only 840 cases were made.

Inspired by the right bank blends of Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of 46% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot. It was aged in French oak barrels, 85% of which were new, for 18 months. Only 840 cases were made.

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

@ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

@ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Ryan Wofford

So much time to go on this one but just lovely structure and fruit already #clifflede

So much time to go on this one but just lovely structure and fruit already #clifflede

Jul 5th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Right Bank! And who doesn't love C/F, sexy, so many layers

Right Bank! And who doesn't love C/F, sexy, so many layers

Apr 23rd, 2015
Ryan Wofford

Drinking beautifully already!!soft, silky tannins, blackberry and cheery notes.

Drinking beautifully already!!soft, silky tannins, blackberry and cheery notes.

Jan 2nd, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Bordeaux Blend - 54% Merlot...intense berries. Swore it had Petit Syrah...inky!

Bordeaux Blend - 54% Merlot...intense berries. Swore it had Petit Syrah...inky!

Jun 7th, 2014
Terry Fitzgerald

Salesman Carolina Wine Company

Just been released.

Just been released.

Feb 16th, 2015
Jody Scharf

Fruityb forward. Dark all around. Light acid

Fruityb forward. Dark all around. Light acid

Nov 23rd, 2018
John Law

Moderate red fruit, high tannin, medium body, medium finish. Needs time to integrate.

Moderate red fruit, high tannin, medium body, medium finish. Needs time to integrate.

Sep 3rd, 2018