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2012 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: 14.3%
Winemaking Team: Frederic Delivert and Jean Hoefliger
Vineyard Management: Tom Clark, Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
GM & Marketing: Laurie Claudon
Photography/Special Projects: Briana Clark Forgie
Retail Price: $28
Production (cases): 300

2012 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

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TASTING NOTES  

2012 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc is freshly inviting; brilliant gold with touches of emerald paradot. A complex wine, Iris reveals aromas of gooseberry, a touch of cassis buds, hints of cantaloupe, yellow raspberries and slight notes of curry and jalapeno. The mouth feel is soft and fresh with a cornucopia of star fruit, apricot and honeysuckle along with its signature minerality. Enjoy its long smooth fruit filled finish with hints of vanilla.

The 2012 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 2012 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 2012 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