The fruit from the Prince's section of Farina Sauvignon Blanc has never been richer or ripened with more leisurely pace. The grapes ripened early and deepened in the cool, dry air of mid-Fall, without adding sugar. Still somewhat abashed by the ferocity of the 100% whole-cluster wine from 2012, stem inclusion was reduced to 80%, but every fermentation was made the same: all 80% whole cluster. Foot-treading was performed at most once a day; fermentations were kept cold, and aimed for subtle, not forceful, extraction. The result is a wine that is dark like the 2009, but the opposite of fierce: powerful, of course, but deeply subtle, long, evanescent.