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2022 Cliff Lede "Marla" Blanc, Napa Valley

2022 Cliff Lede
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SKU: 22BL00

The 2022 Marla flaunts the lusciousness inherent in the vintage with coquettish layers of honeysuckle, quince, and orange blossom aromas that leap from the glass. Flavors of pineapple tart, honeydew melon, and orange marmalade coat the palate with a sumptuous texture and a tangy acidity that a Grand Cru Burgundy producer would die for.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
White Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
A selection of our finest estate and grower white wine barrels were blended to create the highest expression of the vintage. An old-vine Sémillon vineyard in Calistoga contributes density, richness, and lemon curd flavors and aromas to the blend. A historic vineyard site in Chiles Valley planted to Sauvignon Vert adds complex stone fruit and an earthy minerality. Our fabulous young estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musqué vines from our properties in the Stags Leap District and Calistoga add sumptuous orchard fruit flavors, delicate floral notes, and mouthwatering acidity to the blend.
Production Notes
The fruit was hand-harvested in the cool darkness of night and arrived at the winery at dawn. The grapes were then held in controlled conditions of low oxygen and cold temperatures. Our fruit underwent gentle, whole-cluster pressing which released the delicate, prized juices from the clusters and created a deeper level of complexity. The juice was fermented in new French oak barrels. All fermentations were conducted at cold temperatures to preserve the freshness of the fruit. Upon reaching dryness, the wine was aged on its lees and select barrels underwent occasional bâtonnage.
Winemaker Notes
The 2022 Marla flaunts the lusciousness inherent in the vintage with coquettish layers of honeysuckle, quince, and orange blossom aromas that leap from the glass. Flavors of pineapple tart, honeydew melon, and orange marmalade coat the palate with a sumptuous texture and a tangy acidity that a Grand Cru Burgundy producer would die for. A prodigious and boundless finish crescendos with a satiny concentrated burst of fig and marzipan notes.