2018 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

Production Notes

Grape Source: Napa Valley, LamBentz Vineyard
Varietal Content: 100% Sauvignon Blanc; clone 1 and Musque clone
Fermentation: 12 months in neutral French Oak
Alcohol Content: 14.1%
Winemaking Team: Jean Hoefliger
Vineyard Management: Tom Clark, Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
GM & Marketing: Laurie Claudon
Photography/Special Projects: Briana Clark Forgie

2018 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

Retail: $35.00

First Flight Members receives a 33.5% discount on all wine purchased except for those ordered through our Cabernet for Care philanthropic program.

In November, 2016 an increase made our wine prices current with small production, Napa Valley, Estate Grown artisan wines of equal caliber. Yet, to honor our customers who had supported us along the way we decide to protect them from the increase with special pricing. Thus, our non-club customers became our First Flight Members.

First Flight Member [More info]: $33.25
CC Wine Club [signup]: $29.75
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In 2018 the Wild Irises in the woods and meadows surrounding the vineyard welcomed spring with an abundance of gorgeous flowers. This good sign, foretold a long growing season and more beautiful fruit than anyone expected.  Could this vintage be the best ever?

Rather than increase our production of 2018 Wild Iris, not a grape went into the barrel that wasn’t absolutely perfect! Be prepared to again fall in love with this enticing beauty.


The 2018 Wild Iris overflows with all you expect from this delightfully spirited muse. A golden hue, amazing aroma, opulent fruit, perfect crispness, velvety texture and a memorable finish, how wonderful to find all of this in your glass!


James Suckling


Honeysuckle, cantaloupe melon, citrus, loquat, jasmine and pear drops. The palate is very layered and dense, but with a very well-defined center of acidity and fresh stone fruit. Drink now or hold.  —  James Suckling

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck
Jeb Dunnuck

Reminding me of Bordeaux Blanc from the Graves region, the 2017 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc offers up lots of lemon curd, lemon grass, and subtle white flower notes to go with a medium-bodied, balanced, elegant style on the palate. It has some obvious minerality on the finish and should age gracefully for at least 4-5 years.  —  Jeb Dunnuck

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Photos by Briana Marie Photography