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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 101743)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of Kaffir lime, iris, passion fruit, tarragon, citrus, white pepper, framboise, toasted almond, and freesia. With a poignant mouth defined by good glycerol weight, flavors of lemon meringue, honeysuckle, brioche and guava flow over the palate with a finish reminiscent of desert wildflowers and dry land honey.
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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.