Country: United States.
Area: Central Coast.
Grape: 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petit Syrah, 2% viognier, 1% Mounvedre.
Showing the purity and suppleness of the vintage, yet with no lack of concentration, depth or richness it gives up fabulous cassis, black raspberry, smoked meats and violet like aromas and flavours that continue to change inside the glass. It should be approachable on release, and also evolve gracefully for two decades or more.
Intense citrus blossom, honeysuckle, and tropical undertones of pineapple, calamansi lime, and passion fruit describe the nose of Cliff Lede's 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. The wider use of the Musque clone in this blend contributes to this vintage’s intense floral and tropical flavors. Subtle notes of marzipan, ginger, and tarragon add complexity in the finish complimenting the lemon meringue and strawberry guava base. The crisp minerality lifts the flavors in the palette making this wine perfect with spicy dishes.