Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc 2023 bottle

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 French oak, 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: The 2023 vintage was long and temperate, and at times, blissfully cool. The resulting wine has a great balance of richness and texture and a very well-delineated backbone of vibrant acidity. Aromatics and flavors of lemon, mandarin, Asian pear, and white peach with fresh, floral notes of cassis bud and lime. Very long and mouth-wateringly juicy.

Long since one of the most sophisticated whites in Napa Valley.

Elin McCoy
    • Spottswoode Estate, St. Helena
    • Attelas Vineyard, Atlas Peak
    • Bartholomew, Sonoma Valley
    • Heitz Brothers, Calistoga
    • Farina, Sonoma Mountain
    • Heitz Brothers, Calistoga
    • Hyde Vineyards, Carneros
    • Murray, Sonoma Mountain
    • Pelkan, Knights Valley
    • Stagecoach, Atlas Peak
    • Tofanelli, Calistoga
    • Napa County 52%
    • Sonoma County 48%
    • Small stainless steel and French oak barrels, an amphora, and one ceramic and two concrete cuves
    • Sauvignon Blanc 93%
    • Semillon 7%
    • Clones 1 and 6
    • Rauscedo 3
    • Sauvignon Musqué
    • Tofanelli Semillon
    • 750 ml, 1.5L
    • June 1, 2024