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2011 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

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!

  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Spottswoode Estate, Sauvignon Blanc,
    St. Helena
    Spottswoode Estate, Sauvignon Musque,
    St. Helena
    Farina Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc,
    Sonoma
    Hyde Vineyards, Sauvignon Musque,
    Carneros
    Krupp Vineyards,Sauvignon Blanc,
    Napa
    Larkmead Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc,
    Calistoga
    Tofanelli Family Vineyard, Semillon,
    Calistoga
    Pelkan, Sauvignon Blanc & Musque,
    Knights Valley
  • FERMENTATION PROFILE
    100% barrel fermented in French oak, stainless steel barrels, and concrete “cuves”
  • BLENDING DETAIL
    65% Sauvignon Blanc
    35% Sauvignon Musque
  • RELEASE DATE
    July 1, 2012
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    2,815 cases of 750 ml.
    25 cases of magnums
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $36 per 750 ml. bottle
  • APPELLATION
    55% Napa Valley
    45% Sonoma Mountain
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