Spottswoode

Napa County Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

9.1387 ratings
9.1131 pro ratings
California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

8.9

Ripe melon and fresh grapefruit. Intense and mouthwatering. Great finish.

Ripe melon and fresh grapefruit. Intense and mouthwatering. Great finish.

Aug 20th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Spottswoode’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from both Napa (36%) and Sonoma (64%) and was released this week. Three different methods of fermentation are employed with most occurring in either French oak or stainless steel barrels but a small amount apportioned to concrete eggs.

Noticeably perfumed and almost opulent in its intensity with layers of potent orange blossom, salted lime, ripe nectarine, and tangerine peel, with a distinctive mint oil that dances on the periphery. The vibrancy is dialed way up, but the lines are clean and the edges are smooth, ultimately yielding an extraordinary Sauvignon Blanc.

Spottswoode’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from both Napa (36%) and Sonoma (64%) and was released this week. Three different methods of fermentation are employed with most occurring in either French oak or stainless steel barrels but a small amount apportioned to concrete eggs.

Noticeably perfumed and almost opulent in its intensity with layers of potent orange blossom, salted lime, ripe nectarine, and tangerine peel, with a distinctive mint oil that dances on the periphery. The vibrancy is dialed way up, but the lines are clean and the edges are smooth, ultimately yielding an extraordinary Sauvignon Blanc.

Jul 8th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

One of my favorite CA whites - grassy, boisterous, kiwi skins and sweet herbs.

One of my favorite CA whites - grassy, boisterous, kiwi skins and sweet herbs.

May 6th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Nice and expected.

Nice and expected.

Apr 21st, 2018
Michael Chelus

Grapefruit, lemon zest, apple, wet river rock, hay and dried apricot. Electric acidity and good minerality.

Grapefruit, lemon zest, apple, wet river rock, hay and dried apricot. Electric acidity and good minerality.

Mar 7th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Green apple, green pineapple, passion fruit, lemon curd, mandarin orange, Buddha’s hand, parsley, bright acidity and slight cat pee.

Green apple, green pineapple, passion fruit, lemon curd, mandarin orange, Buddha’s hand, parsley, bright acidity and slight cat pee.

Feb 26th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Unctuous

Unctuous

Nov 21st, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

If you believe California Sauvignon Blanc cannot age, think again ! 8 years old and no hurry to drink this.

If you believe California Sauvignon Blanc cannot age, think again ! 8 years old and no hurry to drink this.

Jul 26th, 2017
Landon Donley

Youthful and vibrant.

Youthful and vibrant.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2017
Nick Demos

Nick had this a year ago

Nick had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2017