Spottswoode 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Napa Valley, 60% Sonoma County
Spottswoode’s exceptional, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc has been produced since 1984. Highly acclaimed, it is considered one of the “Super Sauvignons,” a term coined by wine writer Karen MacNeil to describe a rare class of wines considered to be among the world’s utmost expressions of this noble grape.
Crafted with grapes from Spottswoode Estate, as well as those from other iconic family-owned vineyards, this wine is fermented in a combination of oak barrels, small stainless steel barrels, a clay amphora, and ceramic and concrete cuves. It is an eminently drinkable yet cellar-worthy Sauvignon that is energetic and sublime, fresh and well-integrated, with extraordinary aromas, effortless poise, and remarkable complexity. Noted wine reviewers have written that “Spottswoode has turned Sauvignon Blanc into an art form,” and have hailed this wine as one of the world’s “best Sauvignon Blancs,” calling it the “aristocracy of domestic Sauvignon Blanc.”
Winemaker Notes: A beautiful Sauvignon Blanc, marked aromatically by citrus notes – lime, lemon, grapefruit, and a hint of mandarin. Full of white peach and cassis bud, framed with vanilla, ripe pear, green apple, and hints of dried herbs and toasted wheat berry. Rich and textural, with a wonderful minerality and energy that carries into a long, mouthwatering finish.