Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

2021 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide, Virginie Boone

With 4% Sémillon, this bi-county white impresses in grapefruit, pea shoot and peach, with a hint of candied ginger on the back of the palate. Consistent acidity refreshes and adds complexity and refinement to the proceedings, with just a hint of oak. 94 points (December 2022)

Wine Spectator’s Insider Weekly, MaryAnn Worobiec

Complex, highly detailed and aromatic, but also shows a sense of elegance and poise. Offers lanolin, beeswax and lemon curd notes that mingle with dried mango, apricot and spices. Reveals lime zest, passionfruit and white pepper accents that linger on the long, expressive finish, with a fresh thread of acidity. Drink now. 93 points (November 16, 2022)

Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

Sourced from eight different sites in Napa and Sonoma (it’s labeled Napa County 43%, Sonoma County 57%), Spottswoode’s 2021 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel barrels (50%), used French oak (25%), new French oak (20%) and other vessels (5%). The result is a complex, textural wine that’s plump on the palate, round and silky, yet also bright, fresh, vibrant and long, with layers of fig and melon fruit that gradually unfold in the glass. I’ve been deliberately conservative with respect to its aging potential, but it’s worth pointing out that a 2012 tasted at the winery was still drinking exceptionally well. 93 points (September 15, 2022), Wilfred Wong

The Spottswoode Sauvignon Blancs have always found a special place on my palate. The 2021 vintage is, once again, at the top of its class. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of dried herbs, ripe melon, and lemon peel. Pair it with a bowl of steamed clams in light garlic, jalapeno, and black peppercorn broth. 93 points (June 9, 2022)