Cliff Lede Vineyards

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

9.0349 ratings
9.062 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Saturday night I opened the 2018 Cliff Lede Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. I over chilled the wine so I waited until it came back to a more reasonable temperature. Over chilling muted the aromatics. Once it was at the appropriate temperature the aromas came back very nice.

On the nose there were notes of white peach, Asian pear, bell pepper, jalapeño, tarragon, ginger, lemongrass, herbs and wet concrete.

On the palate the is grapefruit, lemon/lime, white peach, white flower, herbs and nice minerality.

This wine is light to medium bodied and the is a smooth oily mouthfeel with a medium + to high acidity that leads into a long citrus finish. Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers out there. Have a great day, stay safe and be healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Saturday night I opened the 2018 Cliff Lede Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. I over chilled the wine so I waited until it came back to a more reasonable temperature. Over chilling muted the aromatics. Once it was at the appropriate temperature the aromas came back very nice.

On the nose there were notes of white peach, Asian pear, bell pepper, jalapeño, tarragon, ginger, lemongrass, herbs and wet concrete.

On the palate the is grapefruit, lemon/lime, white peach, white flower, herbs and nice minerality.

This wine is light to medium bodied and the is a smooth oily mouthfeel with a medium + to high acidity that leads into a long citrus finish. Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers out there. Have a great day, stay safe and be healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Jun 21st, 2020
David L

Solid everyday drinker. $20 bucks... all day!

Solid everyday drinker. $20 bucks... all day!

Aug 18th, 2019
Wine101Hamden

Like a freshly opened pack of Fruit Stripe gum. If you like your Sauv Blanc fruity then this is your jam.

Like a freshly opened pack of Fruit Stripe gum. If you like your Sauv Blanc fruity then this is your jam.

Jan 4th, 2019
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.2

The label describes the wine as having “voluptuous body.” 😑

The label describes the wine as having “voluptuous body.” 😑

May 3rd, 2018
Joyce Lin

Melon, kiwi, slightly honey, jasmine, yellow flower, jasmine oolong tea, not ur classic Sauvignon Blanc.

Melon, kiwi, slightly honey, jasmine, yellow flower, jasmine oolong tea, not ur classic Sauvignon Blanc.

Aug 10th, 2017
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.1

Soft and inviting - the nose carries mandarin orange, meyer lemon and ginger root. Herbaceous undertones - sweet basil and lavender. The 14% semillon adds a round, weighted texture while still maintaining the crisp, acidic backbone I like in my SB. I actually liked it more on day ✌🏽.

Soft and inviting - the nose carries mandarin orange, meyer lemon and ginger root. Herbaceous undertones - sweet basil and lavender. The 14% semillon adds a round, weighted texture while still maintaining the crisp, acidic backbone I like in my SB. I actually liked it more on day ✌🏽.

Jun 21st, 2017
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.0

Lively and textured, featuring a more herbaceous and floral nose, ripe pear and crème brûlée palate, and a tropical and expansive finish.

Lively and textured, featuring a more herbaceous and floral nose, ripe pear and crème brûlée palate, and a tropical and expansive finish.

Jun 10th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Straw yellow with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and floral blossoms. On the palate a rich wine with melon flavors, lime zest and an underlying sweetness, crisp and refreshing with vivid acidity. The finish is balanced and its medium ending has some nutty mineral characteristics.

Straw yellow with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and floral blossoms. On the palate a rich wine with melon flavors, lime zest and an underlying sweetness, crisp and refreshing with vivid acidity. The finish is balanced and its medium ending has some nutty mineral characteristics.

Oct 4th, 2016
Grant Simpson

Crisp , clean, kaffir lime, grassy herbasiusness, Delish w shrimp tacos

Crisp , clean, kaffir lime, grassy herbasiusness, Delish w shrimp tacos

Jul 18th, 2016
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.0

Super grassy and awesome!

Super grassy and awesome!

Jan 24th, 2016