CLIFFLEDE SAUVIGNON BLANC 13 750ML
Cliff Lede sources their Sauvignon Blanc primarily from an old vine plot in eastern Rutherford. The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand, and a portion was allowed some limited skin contact after crush in order to fully realize the potential of this quality fruit. The wine was fermented in a combination of stainless steel (50%), French oak (44%, mostly neutral), and concrete eggs (6%). The wine was then aged on the lees with weekly stirring, but malolactic fermentation was surpressed. From the winery: "With the cut and color of yellow sapphire, the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc shines brilliantly in the glass and tempts with alluring aromas of lemon verbena, fall persimmon, and fresh white peaches. Gorgeous floral notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and night blooming jasmine intertwine with the top notes of the effusive bouquet. This unctuous styled white coats the palate with layers of lemon curd, quince paste, candle wax, and honeyed citrus marmalade. A vibrant spine of minerality supports the rich mouthfeel and lends notes of gunflint, powdery talc, and wet stone to the finish."