Cliff Lede Poetry 2005
In 2005 we saw a cool, dry start to the growing season, which was quickly replaced by a prolonged period of warm, wet weather throughout spring and right on into bloom. Warm, damp soils promoted continuous vine growth, while ideal temperatures during bloom ensured perfect fruit set. An excessive, if not record, crop load loomed, so early and repetitive thinning was required due to the flawless summer growing conditions. A lack of intense heat spikes or adverse weather during fall ripening allowed us to pursue record hang times, in some instances leaving fruit out to ripen on the vines into November. What resulted was an arduous harvest yielding a record crop of unusually complex berries. Creative vineyard management and winemaking practices allowed for a large harvest of exceptional quality, producing wines of unusual depth, complexity, and a clean sophisticated elegance not seen in recent vintages.
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1473 Yountville Cross Road
Yountville, California 94599
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