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2009 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

Production Notes

Grape Source: Napa Valley Vineyard
Varietal Content: 100% Sauvignon Blanc; 92% Clone 1; 8% Musque
Fermentation: 80% Stainless Steel, 20% barrel including 6% new French Acacia, 14% neutral
Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Winemaking Team: Frederic Delivert
Vineyard Management: Clark Vineyard Management
Retail Price: $26.00
Production (cases): 380 cases

2009 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

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Sometimes a wine comes along that is so good that excitement becomes infectious. That is how we feel about the 2009 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc. We seriously can’t wait to share it!

The ‘09 Wild Iris; crafted by new winemaker Frederic Delivert, is absolutely the stand out in five vintages of our Sauvignon Blanc. Past vintages of Wild Iris have graced the table of governors and Hollywood stars.  It has been poured at famous restaurants in the US, Hong Kong and Canada. Yet now; with its gorgeous aromatics, textured yet crisp mouth feel and lusciously long finish, the 2009 Wild Iris will take you to a whole new level of pleasure.

Our 2009 Wild Iris is the perfect wine for an elegant first course, Spring and Summer sipping or a laid back evening with family and friends.  You too will be excited by this wine!

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

The aromas in this wine literally fill the room; exotic passion fruit, subtle citrus blossoms, ripe mangos and delicate rose petals with hints of cantaloupe, green apple and vanilla. On the palate the rich texture and bright acidity is perfectly balanced; giving a round, creamy, yet refreshing mouth feel.  The very long finish is as beautiful as the start with fruit packed intensity.

WINERY NOTES

The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and then double sorted in the winery to assure that not a single leaf, stem, jack or flawed berry remained.  It was then gravity fed into the fermentation vessels.  80% went into stainless steel while 20% went into barrel; 6.6% new French Acacia, the balance neutral French Oak.  The stainless steel insured crisp varietal freshness while the barrel program; allowing stirring 3 times a week for two months following fermentation, gave the wine a subtle, yet rich texture.  

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Photos by Briana Marie Photography