||100% Sauvignon Blanc; 92% Clone 1; 8% Musque
||56% Stainless Steel, 44% barrel including 30% new French Acacia
||Frederic Delivert, Jean Hoefliger
||Clark Vineyard Management
|GM & Marketing:
||Briana Clark Forgie
2010 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Wild Iris greets with abundant aromas of gooseberry, boxwood, fresh pear and a hint of cassis. A first taste will bring fresh and lively flavors of white flower, pear and citrus as a mineral tone fills the mouth with beautiful texture. With time in the glass, 2010 Iris gains more volume and creaminess accompanied by added flavors of vanilla with hints of almond, nutmeg and honey. The very long finish begs for more. With this vintage Wild Iris reveals, she is not only playful and gorgeous, but also one to be taken seriously.
The hand picked, perfectly ripe fruit was double sorted. 44% was barrel fermented and 56% was fermented in stainless steel. 30% of the barrels were new. Of those, 30% were French Acacia and 60% were French Oak. Lees stirring occurred in both barrel and stainless steel lots for the first four months of aging. The barrel fermentation and stirring where both utilized to bring optimum texture to the wine. The combination of the stainless and barrel fermentation succeeded in preserving a perfect balance between crisp varietal flavors and rich creamy textures.