||100% Sauvignon Blanc; clone 1 and Musque clone
||Stainless Steel, new French Oak, French Acacia, neutral Oak
||Frederic Delivert and Jean Hoefliger
||Tom Clark, Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
|GM & Marketing:
||Briana Clark Forgie
The 2013 Wild Iris, first shows its delicate side with an initial nose of fresh cut cassis buds and small white flowers. It then opens to Myer lemon and kumquat aromas with light spicy notes of white pepper and elusive vanilla-ginger. In the mouth enjoy a smooth balance of creaminess and crispness reminiscent of a ripe Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The 2013 Iris is a very complex wine leaving you with a long finish of mango and passion fruit. Enjoy!
Each vintage of Wild Iris begins with flawlessly ripe fruit that was handpicked under the stars. At the winery this perfect fruit is then de-stemmed, triple sorted and gently pressed, allowing only the free run juice to become Wild Iris. This juice is then fermented in a combination of stainless steel, French Acacia and French Oak barrels with daily lees stirring for four months. Then, only the best lots are blended to capture the beautiful essence of Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc. The resulting wine is a stunning marriage of nature, art and passion.