We have been committed to producing an exceptional, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc since 1984. We hold this particular varietal in the highest esteem, and we thus craft it with the greatest care. Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc is a serious and expressive wine with structure and sophistication, meant to stand among the greatest Sauvignon Blancs in the world. We source our grapes from our own organically farmed Spottswoode Estate Vineyard as well as from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and on Sonoma Mountain. Our method of fermentation – using a combination of small stainless barrels, French oak, an amphora, and two concrete and one ceramic egg-shaped cuves – means that we manage at least 200 individual fermentations each vintage. This technique, in combination with lees stirring, results in a complex, textural, rich, and vibrant wine that is both intellectually compelling and extremely enjoyable. Production is small with limited availability.
This 2018 is rich and powerful, built on a backbone of great acidity. The nose jumps out of the glass with vibrant Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit, white peach, pears, and nectarines.The mouth is taut yet nicely textured, with creamy guava, lemon curd, and a wonderful blend of fruitiness, wet stone minerality, and a structure that persists in a very long and salivating finish.This Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed both now and into the future.
“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc bursts from the glass with notes of lemon tart, key lime pie and orange blossoms with nuances of acacia honey, baking bread, fresh grapefruit and crushed stones. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastically intense citrus and mineral notes, framed by great freshness and a silken texture, finishing very long and perfumed.” – The Wine Advocate, 94 points