2019 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc North Coast
Highly acclaimed and 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), Spottswoode’s exceptional, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc has been produced since 1984.
Crafted using grapes from our own Spottswoode Estate, as well as those from other iconic family-owned vineyards. Fermented in a combination of French oak, small stainless steel barrels, a clay amphora, and one ceramic and two concrete cuves, the resulting wine is an eminently drinkable yet cellar-worthy Sauvignon that is both stately and sublime, with extraordinary aromas, effortless poise, and remarkable complexity. It is why noted wine writers have written that “Spottswoode has turned Sauvignon Blanc into an art form,” and have hailed this wine as one of America’s or the world’s “best Sauvignon Blancs,” calling it the “aristocracy of domestic Sauvignon Blanc.”
Winemaker Notes: This Sauvignon Blanc jumps out of the glass with pink grapefruit, Asian pear, white peach, lemon oil, lime leaf, and lemongrass aromatics. The palate confirms the nose and is extremely bright and tense, showing great balance. Bright guava, juicy stone fruit, and hints of pineapple pair with a grapefruit acidity that lead to a long finish. Frequent lees bâtonnage adds a level of creaminess and more layers of complexity. Showing beautifully now, this wine also has the structure and sophistication to age gracefully for enjoyment in the future.
Wilfred Wong - "The 2019 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc is outstanding. While hard to pin down, I knew that this wine was "special" from the moment I sniffed it to the end when I placed the glass down. This wine starts quietly before rising up to a crescendo of aromatic and flavorful delights. From earth, to citrus, and ripe stone fruit, and finally to dried herbs, this is a complete wine. Pair it with the right evening and a plate with raw oysters, cracked Dungeness crab, and grilled jumbo prawns."
Wine Enthusiast - "The producer sources from a handful of exceptional sites here, including Hyde in Carneros and Farina on Sonoma Mountain, as well as its own St. Helena estate. Juicy and lengthy with power and substance, it is fresh and well integrated, blossoming in bright lemon peel, peach and guava."
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|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|