Cliff Lede - Sauvignon Blanc - Napa Valley
Overview: Established in 2002, Cliff Lede Vineyards encompasses sixty acres in the famed Stags Leap District. Founder Cliff Lede, Vineyard Architect David Abreu, and Winemaker Christopher Tynan have come together to form an unrivaled team, making the most of this remarkable property.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is a lively, yet elegant, expression of this varietal in Napa Valley. The primary vineyard source, located in eastern Rutherford, is home to old vines planted to a heritage Musqué clone and Sémillon, providing density, richness, and citrus notes. Two other old-vine vineyards, both in Calistoga, contribute to the blend, one planted to Sauvignon Blanc and the other to Sémillon. A vineyard in Chiles Valley, a small pocket
in eastern Napa County, adds complexity with a few tons of Sauvignon Vert. This year marks the fourth harvest of our fabulous young vines from our property in Calistoga. The estate grown Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué add sumptuous floral notes and mouthwatering acidity to the blend.
Tasting Notes: A fine, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, offering lots of sweet citrus fruits, honey and spices that venture into real complexity. The flavors of tangerines, Asian pears, Meyer lemons and green apples are rich and intricate, brightened by fine acidity.
Pairing: Salads and green vegetables
Points: 93, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/13.6%
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