Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2019

94 Wine Enthusiast | 93 Wine Advocate

Spottswoode’s Sauvignon Blancs are so good, expert wine reviewers have long been searching for the right category or words to describe it. Bloomberg’s Elin McCoy coined them, “the most sophisticated whites in Napa Valley.” Wine writer Karen MacNeil dubbed them, “super sauvignons”. Whatever you want to call them, they’re always excellent and the 2019 is no exception. It has so much liveliness invites you in with aromas of Asian pear, grapefruit, peach and lemon-lime. The fruit is extremely bright with tremendous precision and balance. This truly is a Napa white wine classic.

$39.99

Description

Country: USA

Region: California, Napa Valley (63%)/Sonoma Mountain (37%)

Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc 98%, Semillon 2%

Vineyards: 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

Winemaking: The fermentation profile includes a combination of small stainless steel and French oak barrels, an amphora, and one ceramic and two concrete cuves

94 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.”

93 Wine Advocate –  “Fans of this pure, clean, crisp mineral-driven gem will not be disappointed with the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Opening with vibrant lemon and lime juice scents with hints of mandarin peel, coriander seed, chalk dust and wild thyme, it bursts with zesty flavor in the mouth. Medium-bodied, there’s a lovely satiny suggestion to the texture and lots of oyster shell and pebbly layers, finishing deliciously refreshing.”

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