2011 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc
(from a wide geographic range of vineyards, including Spottswoode's own estate, Krupp, Hyde, Farina and Pelkan in Knights Valley): Bright yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit, ripe pineapple, cassis bud, sage and botanical herbs. Dense and sappy, with terrific inner-mouth tension and mineral drive to the pineapple and grapefruit flavors. Dry, bracing, serious sauvignon with excellent length and lift. A superb vintage for this consistently excellent bottling. 92 points
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 13
--International Wine Cellar
Our Sauvignon Blanc represents what we believe to be the highest expression of this varietal. It’s beautifully Californian, with wonderful structure and acidity. Grapes from a handful of carefully selected vineyards—some familiar, some new—join our Spottswoode Estate fruit in the composition of this wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque. We strive to create a vibrant, lovely, flavorful wine that stands well on its own but also pairs beautifully with food.
Due to its very limited production, this wine is offered almost exclusively to our mailing list customers and to select restaurants around the country.
2011 was a very mild growing season, where the fruit was able to attain great maturity under near ideal conditions. This wine has great length and texture that is backed up by a wonderful, succulent, fresh acidity. It has strong characteristics of white peach, key lime, grapefruit and melon with hints of grass, crème brûlée, and flint. Beautifully balanced and extremely enjoyable!
July 1, 2012
2,815 cases of 750 ml.
25 cases of magnums
SOURCE OF GRAPES
Spottswoode Estate, Sauvignon Blanc,
Spottswoode Estate, Sauvignon Musque,
Farina Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma
Hyde Vineyards, Sauvignon Musque, Carneros
Krupp Brothers Vineyards,
Sauvignon Blanc, Napa
Larkmead Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Calistoga
Pelkan, Sauvignon Blanc & Musque,
100% barrel fermented in French Oak, stainless steel, and concrete “cuves”
65% Sauvignon Blanc
35% Sauvignon Musque
55% Napa Valley
45% Sonoma Mountain
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