Vintage:   Wine:
2017 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc

Production Notes

Grape Source: Napa Valley, LamBentz Vineyard
Varietal Content: 100% Sauvignon Blanc; clone 1 and Musque clone
Fermentation: Touch of neutral French Oak & Stainless
Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Winemaking Team: Jean Hoefliger
Vineyard Management: Tom Clark, Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
GM & Marketing: Laurie Claudon
Photography/Special Projects: Briana Clark Forgie

2017 Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc


2017 teased its way right up to harvest. From perfect warm days and cool nights to heat spikes that kept us on our toes. Yet, Wild Iris, this early ripening Sauvignon Blanc escaped all the worst threats, including the October heat, wind and fires.

As its beautiful juice poured through the press, who would guess what was coming just a month away. With each glass of the ’17 Wild Iris we feel such gratitude. Please share a toast to the first responders and all who stepped up to help during the tragic Napa/Sonoma fires.



The 2017 vintage will again dazzle you with brilliant hues of diamonds and gold as well as inviting aromas of pear, cassis, mango, honeysuckle and almond paste, topped off with hints of meringue and lemon pie.  With a fresh vibrancy these beautiful aromas develop on the palate in perfect balance with the acidity. The 2017 Wild Iris then leaves you with lingering honey and citrus.  Yum!


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