Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc 2022 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: Pretty and pure with aromas of citrus, white peach, and juicy pear, this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc is layered and complex. Apple clafoutis and floral aromatics invite you in. Rich and textural, this wine perfectly balances viscosity and acidity. Sea spray and salted lemon with some grapefruit pith carries through its long finish. Delicious and refreshing!

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
    • Hyde Vineyards, Carneros
    • Murray, Sonoma Mountain
    • Pelkan, Knights Valley
    • Stagecoach, Atlas Peak
    • Tofanelli, Calistoga
    • Napa County 58%
    • Sonoma County 42%
    • Small stainless steel and French oak barrels, an amphora, and one ceramic and two concrete cuves
    • Sauvignon Blanc 98%
    • Semillon 2%
    • Clones 1 and 6
    • Rauscedo 3
    • Sauvignon Musqué
    • Tofanelli Semillon
    • 750 ml, 1.5L
    • June 1, 2023