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Vintage:   Wine:
2011 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

Production Notes

Grape Source: Napa Valley
Varietal Content: 100% Sauvignon Blanc; clone 1 and Musque clone
Fermentation: Stainless Steel, new French Oak, French Acacia, neutral Oak
Alcohol Content: 13.4%
Winemaking Team: Frederic Delivert and Jean Hoefliger
Vineyard Management: Tom Clark, Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
Retail Price: $28/bottle
Production (cases): 480

2011 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

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TASTING NOTES

2011 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc is freshly inviting, while beautifully complex.  Notice its golden glint and enjoy Wild Iris’s extraordinary bouquet of juicy pears, delicate boxwood, ripe gooseberry and hints of citrus. Then experience Iris’s silky rich yet refreshing mouth feel and explore its beautiful complexity.  Lastly, relish the long, fruit filled finish coated lightly with dark honey, a hint of vanilla and a shadow of nutmeg.  

The 2011 vintage again succeeds in preserving a perfect balance between crisp varietal flavors and rich creamy texture.  This makes Iris the perfect white for pool side relaxing or an elegant table. Enjoy!

WINERY NOTES

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 2011 vintage was 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 were blended to capture the beautiful essence of the 2011 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc. The resulting wine is a stunning marriage of nature, art and passion.

© 2014 Clark-Claudon Vineyards
Photos by Briana Marie Photography