Bottle Notes, Sauvignon Blanc

2010 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc – Bottle Notes

Spottswoode is a family owned winegrowing estate located on the western edge of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The 46 acre estate, established in 1882, is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the label. Its entrance is graced by classic formal gardens, while the vineyard stretches behind to the Mayacamas Mountains.

The Spottswoode Estate was bought by Jack and Mary Novak in 1972. The first Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982. Spottswoode also makes an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, a second Cabernet named Lydenhurst and a Rhone blend known as Field Book.

Light gold in color. 14.1% ABV. 60% Napa County fruit and 40% Sonoma County fruit. Grapefruit, grass and other citrus fruits on the nose. Rich and racy with zingy acidity. Meyer lemon, pear, minerals and lime on the palate. Crisp and refreshing with a long finish. Always a favorite California Sauvignon Blanc. Drink in the next year or so.

My rating: 91 points.

The 2014 vintage was released this past spring and is readily available. On the pricy side for Sauvignon Blanc yet fairly priced around $38 per bottle.

I blogged about Spottswoode previously in Overlooked Wines from Great Producers.

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