SPOTTSWOODE Sauvignon Blanc 2019

(Napa County/Sonoma County, CA) $42

For me, life without really good sauvignon blanc would be … unthinkable. The important words here are “really good,” because the “lean-mean-green” style of sauvignon is just too unrefined, too simple, and ultimately too boring to make the cut. Among the world’s great sauvignon blancs are a new class of sophisticated California wines I call “Super Sauvignons.” Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc is one of them. The wine fairly vibrates with a kind of botanical freshness. And the key lime, white peach, and white pepper notes are lively and cooling. Best of all, there’s a crisp, sea spray quality that could not be more perfect with a warm bowl of rich risotto. If you’ve ever wondered what it means for a wine to have energy, try this. (14.1% abv)

94 points KM

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