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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 96794)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of mock-orange blossom, passion fruit, green ginger, and white pepper upon layers of almonds, tarragon-citrus, pomegranate, and Lily-of-the-Valley. The mouth perpetuates this duplicity, with citrus-driven flavors of peach liquor, honeyed lime, and white currant toying playfully with the dry nutty fatness of candied ginger and creamy marzipan.

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About Cliff Lede Vineyards:

Established in 2002, Cliff Lede Vineyards encompasses 60 acres in the famed Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. Owner Cliff Lede, viticulturist David Abreu, winemaker Kale Anderson and consulting winemaker Philippe Melka have come together to form an unrivalled team, making the most of this remarkable property. Their state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery boasts a berry-by-berry sorting system and conical tanks commissioned using a design inspired by the tanks of Chateau Latour. One tank per vineyard block ensures each lot evolves at its own pace and acres of caves with single-layer barrel storage ensure access to each barrel at all times. The winery produces Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their flagship, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, is crafted from the steep hillside portion of the estate.