This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a pure expression of the Stags Leap District power and finesse
A masterful blend from our “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Light My Fire” rock blocks
Succulent blackberry, cassis and seductive dark chocolate notes surround a core of nuanced minerality
Aged for 21 months in French oak
Continuing the tradition of the rock mash-up of Cliff Lede Vineyards’ most expressive vineyard sites, we are proud to debut Diamond Fire. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon features a blend of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” from our prized Poetry Vineyard and our home Twin Peaks Vineyard’s “Light My Fire” blocks. The wine sparkles with facets of blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate, while rocking a nuanced minerality that is unmistakably Stags Leap District. The power and finesse, core characteristics of the appellation, burn bright in this distinctive wine.
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Cliff Lede Vineyards
Christopher Tynan’s self-taught, avant-garde approach to winemaking is a style that pays tribute to both tradition and innovation. His exacting philosophy of only employing low-yield vines from select sites, and minimal intervention in the winery, ensures that each bottle expresses the distinct nuances of each site, block, and vintage.
Born in New York and raised in Texas, Christopher Tynan began his wine career in the vineyard, working summers doing irrigation management for vineyards across Napa and Sonoma counties. Following a harvest at Cain Vineyard & Winery in 2004, he was given an opportunity to work the 2005 harvest with the renowned winemaking and viticulture team of Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer at Blankiet Estate in Yountville. In 2006, Christopher became the assistant winemaker at the prestigious Colgin Cellars on Pritchard Hill. At Colgin, Christopher worked closely with Vintner Ann Colgin, Winemaker Allison Tauziet, and Vineyard Manager David Abreu for the next five years. It was here where he learned and embodied the standard for excellence in all aspects of winemaking and viticulture.
In 2012, Christopher was introduced to Cliff Lede by David Abreu and joined the Cliff Lede Vineyards team shortly thereafter. Christopher brings an unmatched passion and fervent attention to detail to the Lede Family Wines team.
Christopher lives in Coombsville with his wife Katie and their black Labrador Bacchus. In his free time Christopher enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting wine.
Country born: United States
Education: BA English Texas State University
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Great vineyards make great wine.
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