Spottswoode

Napa County Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

9.128 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

This was actually my first time having this wine from Spottswoode. I expected it to be quite lean with ripping acidity, but was pleasantly surprised by the soft profile courtesy of small oak usage. Gorgeous limestone, grapefruit and lemon thyme aromatics. Nicely acidic and light bodied with a tart finish highlighted by crushed rock and lime juice. A modern take on Bordeaux Blanc. Thanks @Mark Flesher

This was actually my first time having this wine from Spottswoode. I expected it to be quite lean with ripping acidity, but was pleasantly surprised by the soft profile courtesy of small oak usage. Gorgeous limestone, grapefruit and lemon thyme aromatics. Nicely acidic and light bodied with a tart finish highlighted by crushed rock and lime juice. A modern take on Bordeaux Blanc. Thanks @Mark Flesher

Oct 10th, 2019
Brian Szluk

Lime zest, blood orange, lemon grass, candied ginger, green apple, green melon, green plum.

Lime zest, blood orange, lemon grass, candied ginger, green apple, green melon, green plum.

Jun 11th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

This was one of the best Sauv Blanc‘s I’ve tasted in Napa. Instant show stopper. Time on oak really softened the edges and profile. Apple, stone fruit. Nose did not match the taste, which is why I did a double take.

This was one of the best Sauv Blanc‘s I’ve tasted in Napa. Instant show stopper. Time on oak really softened the edges and profile. Apple, stone fruit. Nose did not match the taste, which is why I did a double take.

May 18th, 2019
Christopher Pappe

Gala apple mixed with caramelized grapefruit. Super clean and fresh. Loved it with Angele’s Boudin Blanc

Gala apple mixed with caramelized grapefruit. Super clean and fresh. Loved it with Angele’s Boudin Blanc

Dec 11th, 2018
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
Jake Hajer

Big aromatic nose of grass and grapefruit. Mellows on the palate, but still lean with Bosc pears. Great cali example of an old world style.

Big aromatic nose of grass and grapefruit. Mellows on the palate, but still lean with Bosc pears. Great cali example of an old world style.

Apr 10th, 2018
Tom Riley

One of the favorite SBs in our house. Never disappoints. Fruit and acid, flavor and finish. Refreshing, with a pleasing depth.

One of the favorite SBs in our house. Never disappoints. Fruit and acid, flavor and finish. Refreshing, with a pleasing depth.

Oct 29th, 2018
Ming L
9.2

Citrus commingling with tropical fruits with subtle ripe stone fruits fill the aromatic but restrained nose. Hint of fresh cut grass too. Supple yet lively palate with round acidity, gaining weight and complexity in flavor as it warms in the glass.
Simply beautiful.

Citrus commingling with tropical fruits with subtle ripe stone fruits fill the aromatic but restrained nose. Hint of fresh cut grass too. Supple yet lively palate with round acidity, gaining weight and complexity in flavor as it warms in the glass.
Simply beautiful.

Jun 24th, 2020
Jody Scharf

A SB that never disappoints. Full of everything that you want in a SB.

A SB that never disappoints. Full of everything that you want in a SB.

Sep 3rd, 2019