This is a delicious, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc for all seasons. This jewel-like white wine was created from 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Tocai Friulano grapes 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 35% new French and Slovenian oak barrels, 57% old/neutral oak barrels and 8% stainless steel barrels for eleven 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, garden herbs, 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 exciting, tasty, integrated and sexy 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 bluefish or salmon or trout as well as other fish dishes with green sauces like cress or sorrel. Only 268 cases produced. 1 case max per customer.