This is a delicious, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc for all seasons. This jewel-like white wine was created from 82% Sauvignon Blanc and 18% Tocai Friulano grapes which were hand-harvested from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork. All the fruit was whole cluster-pressed and the juice and wine handled minimally throughout its life. The wine was barrel-fermented (the sauvignon blanc fermented wild/ambiently while the tocai was inoculated) and raised in 64% one-to-four-year- old French and Slovenian oak barrels and 36% stainless steel barrels for 11 months. This is a refined white wine offering medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and a long, persistent, tangy finish. There are aromas and flavors of white peach, lemon oil and lemon curd, musk melon, pears, lemon thyme, brown spice, brioche and a touch of vanilla. There is a strong core of salty minerality and piercing flavors of candied white grapefruit. All in all, this is an exciting, tasty, integrated and seductive Sauvignon that is just a pleasure to smell and taste. Deep, plush and polished... Match this wine with all the local seafood, herbed pasta dishes, poultry, fondue, smoked salmon or trout as well as other fish dishes with green sauces like cress or sorrel. Only 309 cases produced. 12 bottle max limit per customer.