Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc


Sauvignon Blanc 2021 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: Layers of tropical fruits and floral aromas invite you into this intriguing and dynamic Sauvignon Blanc. Notes of fresh lime and grapefruit add tension and bring freshness on the approach, while yellow and white peach intermingle with subtle oak and a creamy meringue mid-palate. Hints of minerality and saline contribute to its long finish and complete this complex wine. Medium bodied, layered, and refreshing!

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

Elin McCoy
    • Spottswoode Estate, St. Helena
    • Attelas Vineyard, Atlas Peak
    • Farina, Sonoma Mountain
    • Hyde Vineyards, Carneros
    • Murray, Sonoma Mountain
    • Pelkan, Knights Valley
    • Stagecoach, Atlas Peak
    • Tofanelli, Calistoga
    • Napa Valley 43%
    • Sonoma Mountain 57%
    • Small stainless steel and French oak barrels, an amphora, and one ceramic and two concrete cuves
    • Sauvignon Blanc 96%
    • Sémillon 4%
    • Clones 1 and 6
    • Rauscedo 3
    • Sauvignon Musqué
    • Tofanelli Sémillon
    • 750 ml
    • June 1, 2022