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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 104623)

PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $23.99

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
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense citrus blossom, honeysuckle, and tropical undertones of pineapple, calamansi lime, and passion fruit describe the nose of the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. The wider use of the Musque clone in this blend contributes to this vintage's intense floral and tropical flavors. Subtle notes of marzipan, ginger, and tarragon add complexity in the finish complimenting the lemon meringue and strawberry guava base. The crisp minerality lifts the flavors in the palette making this wine perfect with spicy dishes.
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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.