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CLIFF LEDE 13 SB
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Bottle Size: 750ml
$21.99
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CLIFF LEDE 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC NAPA VALLEY 750mL

When Cliff Lede (pronounced “LAY-dee”) was in his late 20s, he was given his first taste of good Bordeaux. After that, as it has been said so many times before, he was hooked! Since that time, he has acquired a vineyard in the Napa Valley, and immediately assembled a team who is dedicated to taking Bordeaux varietals to a whole new level... and they’re doing what it takes to achieve that!

At the head of the winemaking team is the talented and dedicated Michelle Edwards. She earned a B.S. in viticulture and enology ad UC Davis, endured 12-hour graveyard shifts at a grape-crushing facility in southern Australia, and worked harvests at Peter Michael and J Vineyards & Winery. She came to Cliff Lede Vineyards from Colgin Cellars, where she served as the assistant winemaker for three years, and worked with master viticulturist David Abreu. David is now managing the vineyards at Cliff Lede, and together, he and Michelle continue working to source the secrets of each vintage.

The Sauvignon Blanc comes from three different vineyards; two which impart vibrancy and finesse, and one from Rutherford for richness. To prevent one dominant tone, different processes were used; some fruit was whole-clusterpressed, while another portion was subjected to 16 hours of skin contact. The juice was fermented in stainless steel,oak barrels and concrete to preserve freshness and build complexity. We thought it was a knockout! Enticing aromas of white peach, cantaloupe, and orange blossom are complemented by bright, citrus notes of lemon curd and zest. Tropical flavors of pineapple and carambola introduce a rich and concentrated palate that finishes with persistent minerality.
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