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Review: 2017 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Cliff Lede’s ’17 sauvignon blanc is a very tart expression of the grape — the exact opposite of more approachable styles popular in other parts of the world. Here, intense minerality borders on greenness, with notes of sour apple finding solace in a touch of vanilla that lingers on the finish. A complicated but not wholly balanced wine, it benefits greatly by pairing with a savory, spicy meal.

B / $20 / cliffledevineyards.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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