December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 17

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“ SAW • veen • YON BLONK “
I will probably have to go into hiding
after saying this because it will infuriate
a lot of wine snobs (my favorite targets):
When I think of the Napa Valley, the
first grape that comes to mind is
Sauvignon Blanc. Yeah, I know they
grow another Sauvignon there, but the
Blancs coming out of Napa are some of
the best in the world. That other grape
has its ups and downs.
I think part of the reason is that
because there isn’t much of it grown,
winemakers take more time and put in
more effort into their Sauvignon Blanc
because it is the “other” Sauvignon and
they want to make a statement. Well,
Cliff Lede (pronounced “lay-dee”) is
stating it loud and clear.
Cliff founded his winery in 2002,
creating an incredible estate vineyard
and winery. He spared no expense in
hiring the best people in the industry
to plan and plant his vineyard, build his
winery and eventually make his wine.
This is a demandingly flavorful and
complex wine, owing its character to
the addition of the Musqué clone of
Sauvignon Blanc, along with a splash of
Sémillon. The Musqué can be too much
on its own, but as a judicious addition,
it adds an unmatched dimension of
richness and weight to the blend.
The result is awe-inspiring. The flavors
just explode in your mouth and never
give up. Guava, peach, musk oil, spice
and fresh herbs are just the beginning.
Fortunately, the perfect acidity keeps
everything from getting totally out of
control.
Region: Napa Valley, California • Alcohol: 14.4%
CLIFF LEDE
Sauvignon Blanc, 2016
Bright Melon, Musk
Fat, Ripe Peach, Guava
Now through 2021
Light Meats, Fowl
Pale Straw
Intense White Peach
ITEM #: N1217W1DC
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