Reviews:

91 points - Stephen Tanzer, Dec., 2014

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Sauvignon Blanc- Feral 2013

The Wine:

• Harvested late September at 20.80 brix, 3.20pH, 8.20g/L acid
• Crop size: 4.2 tons/acre
• Lightly pressed and cold settled for 16 hours at 60°F
• Barreled down to neutral French oak and native fermented over 3 weeks
• Aged on lees for 3 months with regular stirring to create balance and 
 mouth feel
• Bottled late January 2014
• 100% Sauvignon Blanc
• 700 cases produced

The Vineyard:

• 100% Evergreen Vineyard

Analysis:

• Alc. 12.30% (12.5 on label)
• pH 3.04
• TA 8.90g/L
• RS dry

Tasting Notes:

Pale straw with a slight green hue the 2013 Feral plays, once again, to a restrained, mineral-driven tune revealing fresh lees, lime leaf and crushed stones aromatically. With time in glass and as it warms up this turns to tangerine, gooseberry and yellow grapefruit. Medium in weight, yet rich, the palate brings ripe phenolics and acidity to a focal point expressing yellow, fleshy fruit and chalky stones. Jazzy, mouthwatering, almost saline-type acidity leads to a focused and long wine, finishing clean and persistent.
—Peter Devison, Winemaker