Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

2022 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Clive Pursehouse

The iconic Napa producer fermented this Sauvignon Blanc in French oak, small stainless steel barrels, clay amphora, and ceramic and concrete cuves. Intense sweet peach aromas leap forth, followed by tarragon, sea foam and lemon zest notes. The palate is fresh with pronounced citrus flavours, followed by ripe apricot and briny minerality. 93 points (May 4, 2023)

WineSpeed, Karen MacNeil

Napa Valley’s Super Sauvignons Soar Even Higher: The top wines to buy now
These aren’t just good Sauvignon Blancs; these are ravishingly complex white wines that have a kinship with the greatest white Bordeaux. Napa’s ‘Super Sauvignons’ would be right at home in a blind tasting with, say, Domaine de Chevalier and Château Haut-Brion Blanc – two of the most treasured white wines in the world.

Spottswoode’s Sauvignon is a well-loved classic, with long waves of ‘good greens’ – spearmint, moss, limes, kiwis, and snap peas, plus a vivid oyster-shell minerality that makes the wine super refreshing. 93 points (August 11, 2023)

Wine Review Online, Rich Cook

This continues a long line of classic Sauvignon Blancs from winemaker Aron Weinkauf, who is clearly the mad scientist of the variety. His meticulous attention to detail always brings a stylish wine out of each successive vintage, and his blending acumen shows again in marrying fruit from stainless steel barrels, French oak, amphora, ceramic and concrete into a comprehensive, complex and delicious wine. Bravo! Contains 2% Semillion. 95 points (August 15, 2023)

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide, Jim Gordon

Superb; a great achievement
A flinty, herbaceous aroma leads to nicely layered flavors of citrus, ginger and limestone in this complex, subtle and fascinating wine. Nervy acidity braces the ample herb and fruit flavors for an especially energized mouthfeel. 94 points (October 2023)

Vinography, Alder Yarrow

Pale greenish gold in the glass, this wine smells of passionfruit and green apples with a hint of white flowers. In the mouth, bright green apple and passionfruit flavors have a nice lemon-lime citrus note to them as well, with a silky texture and excellent acidity. Crisp, fresh, and delicious. A combination of fruit from Napa and Sonoma Counties with 2% Semillon in the blend. 13.9% alcohol. Between 9 and 9.5 points (August 2023), Owen Bargreen

The 2022 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc has 2% Semillon blended in and comes from mainly vineyards in Napa County, with roughly 40% coming from Sonoma County sites. The nose is brilliant right now with pink grapefruit blossom, lime zest and salted cashew nut notes. The palate is fresh and viscous with a seamless texture and great sense of weight, as well as underlying tension. This is absolutely delicious stuff to consume now, as this 2022 bottling has some good aging potential as well. 94 points (June 22, 2023)