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Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: This all Sauvignon, no oak offering is a leap forward in quality for us. The wine has all the vibrant citrus fruit and refreshing crispness you expect from the varietal, but it boasts an uncommon measure of richness and weight. Intense aromas of white peach, apricots, lemongrass and acacia flowers come out of the glass. Initial flavors of grapefruit and passion fruit burst forth upon the palate followed by a pleasantly unctuous mid-palate which is punctuated by a clean, refreshing finish.

Varietal Definition
Sauvignon Blanc:
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California — at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety — and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the wine world’s darlings. Steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character characterize dry wines made from this grape.


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