This is a delicious, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc for all seasons. This jewel-like white wine was created from 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Chardonnay 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 (with wild/ambient yeast) and raised in 33% new French and Slovenian oak barrels and 67% stainless steel barrels for fifteen 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 apples, yellow peach, lemon curd, pears, lemon thyme and brown spice. There is a strong core of salty minerality and piercing stone fruit and tree fruit flavors in this silky textured yet precise white wine. All in all this is an exciting, tasty, integrated and sexy Sauvignon that is just a pleasure to smell and taste. Deep, plush and polished (like a cross between a killer white Bordeaux and premier cru Burgundy)...Match this wine with all the local seafood, herbed pasta dishes, poultry, creamy cheese, smoked bluefish or salmon, trout or Arctic char as well as other fish dishes with green sauces like cress or sorrel or cream sauces. Only 136 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.