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2013 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc

Our Sauvignon Blanc is quintessentially Californian, with a beautiful ripeness balanced with wonderful structure and acidity. Grapes from a handful of carefully selected vineyards join our Spottswoode Estate fruit in the composition of this wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque. Our method of fermentation—using a combination of small stainless barrels, French oak and concrete, egg-shaped cuves—means that we manage up to 100 individual fermentations each year. This technique results in a complex, rich, and vibrant wine that stands well on its own, pairs beautifully with food, and is further enhanced with a bit of cellaring. Because our production is small, national availability is limited.

The 2013 is textured and aromatic, backed up by a wonderful, vibrant acidity. The nose exudes lime zest and lemon pith, along with characters of ripe peach, honeydew melon, and grapefruit, with a touch of vanillin and pear. The palate is long with hints of meringue and brioche, with citrus components in the finish. A beautifully balanced and lovely wine!

  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Spottswoode Estate, St. Helena
    Farina Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
    Hyde Vineyards, Carneros
    Ink Grade Vineyards, Howell Mountain
    Pelkan Vineyards, Knights Valley
    Stagecoach Vineyard, Atlas Peak
  • FERMENTATION PROFILE
    100% barrel fermented in French oak, stainless steel barrels, and concrete “cuves”
  • BLENDING DETAIL
    85% Sauvignon Blanc
    15% Sauvignon Musque
  • RELEASE DATE
    July 1, 2014
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    3,680 cases of 750 ml.
    120 cases of magnums
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $36 per 750 ml. bottle
    $80 per magnum
  • APPELLATION
    28% Napa Valley
    72% Sonoma Valley
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