Not to be overly poetic, but the nose on Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc immediately conjured an image of a grandma line drying laundry on a bright spring day while eating Pepperidge Farm Milano’s. Perhaps that’s a little hyperbole, but this wine is unabashedly fresh, buoyant.
Starting with aromas of fresh cut lemons and limes, on the palate there is quince, lemon zest, lime, white peach, nectarine, a wee bit of vanilla and slight sweet resin. The floral aromatics make this sing. In essence this is exactly what you want a wine to do – to invite you someplace and whereas your invitation might look different, this wine does indeed transport you.
ORIGIN: Napa and Sonoma, California
PRICE: $42/ 750ML
SCORE: 94 POINTS