This is another incredible offering from Cliff Lede and this time, incorporates fruit from David Abreu’s Madrona Ranch with Cliff Lede’s estate vineyards. The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend is 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. “The lavish and exuberant 2016 High Fidelity is resplendent in aromas of black licorice, crushed red currants, tobacco, and white chocolate. While there are layers upon layers of black fig, black cherry, and warm plum flavors, there’s also a core of savory grilled steak and black truffle notes that reveal itself with time. A “bouquet garni” of thyme, bay leaf, and sage lends subtle hints of savory herbs. Ultra-fine and precise, the cashmere-like tannins lend the wine an ethereal and exhilaratingly long, polished finish that goes on seemingly forever.” This 2016 is comprised of 51% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot.