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Mar

Cliff Lede

March 23rd we will feature Cliff Lede in store for our ‘Why Not Wednesday’ tasting from 4-7pm! Be sure to tag your pics #PearlHasIt so we can cheers!

Wines will be on sale until next March 29th, 2016

Cliff Lede Winery, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2014) Reg: $28 Sale $24

Cliff Lede Winery, Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (2012) Reg: $75 Sale $65

FEL Wines, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2013) Reg $42 Sale $38

FEL Wines, Anderson Valley Pinot Gris (2014) Reg $28 Sale $24

Canadian Born, Bordeaux Enthusiast Cliff Lede set out to produce wines that challenge the status quo. Focusing on estate vineyards Lede consulted with David Abreu to replant the vineyards to insure that the fruit they were going to produce would put the winery among some of the best Cabernet in Califonia. When re-planting David and his team separated out the vineyard into blocks and assigned numbers a very common practice. However, Lede decided to name the blocks after some of his favorite rock songs and albums. Lede has assemble a “rock star” cast of vineyard managers and winemakers that continue to produce some of the most sought after wines in the valley!

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Since founding his namesake winery in 2002, Lede has put every emphasis toward creating a modern and diversified world-class estate. A strategic thinker and visionary, Lede is the driving force of a company that at once holds the values of the great Old World winemaking properties, with the energy, youth and spark of the New World. His wines are intrinsically connected to the land, yet his view point is forward-thinking and entirely fresh. One visit to the Cliff Lede Vineyards property, which is full of contemporary art and is juxtaposed with vineyard blocks named for classic rock-n-roll songs, and it is clear that to him, wine—like music and art—is a source of great beauty.

Upon learning that the S. Anderson Vineyards estate was for sale, Lede recognized the opportunity and, after months of planning, founded Cliff Lede Vineyards. One year later, the southwest facing hillside just above the Silverado Trail became available. After further negotiation, Lede acquired the rare hillside property, naming it the Poetry Vineyard. In 2009, he expanded to include cooler-climate varieties from the Anderson Valley and subsequently purchased the Savoy Vineyard, creating a new brand, FEL, named for his mother, Florence Elsie Lede.

 

 

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