We have been making a highly acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc for three decades, and we make it with the same intention as our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted with great care from fruit grown in exceptional soils, it is a serious wine with structure, sophistication, and the ability to age gracefully. This classically complex and elegant expression of the varietal comes from a who’s who of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and on Sonoma Mountain as noted below, as well as grapes from our own Spottswoode Estate Vineyard. Winemaker Notes: Fresh and juicy, with great complexity. A powerful wine that’s layered and textured with citrus and stone fruits filling the palate. Fresh pear and white peach mingle with passion fruit and lemon meringue. The mouthwatering vivacious acidity and complex subtle vanilla and creaminess gives great length to this impressive wine.
It is an excellent match with sweeter shellfish, such as scallops and lobster, and seafood in creamy sauces. It also holds its own with chicken, pork or cream-based soups.
Third Party Reviews
The 2015 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc is complex and sophisticated. The wine starts out with dried peach skin and ripe citrus in the aromas and tightropes between creaminess and dried earth. It is resoundingly crisp on the finish and makes an ideal choice with a dozen raw Malpeque oysters—aficionados consider this bivalve, from Prince Edward Island in Canada, to be robust and almost creamy in flavor. Doesn’t this match sound good? Bring on the oysters, call a few friends, and I will supply the Spottswoode! Drinks well now. Score 93 Wilfred Wong, www.wine.com, October 2016