2018 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc Mary’s Block – Valued at $75

Through a rare blend of grace and grit, Mary Weber Novak quietly established Spottswoode as one of Napa Valley’s first-growth caliber family wine estates. In 1984, just two years after the inaugural vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Spottswoode began pioneering Sauvignon Blanc – well before this grape was recognized as one of the finest white varietals. It was Mary’s favorite wine. With Mary’s enthusiastic encouragement, a unique 1.07-acre parcel was planted in 2000 in the southwestern corner of the vineyard adjacent to the banks of Spring Creek. In honor of her we named it Mary’s Block, and we have bottled this special Estate Sauvignon Blanc since 2016. Our third vintage of Mary’s Block bursts with aromas of white peach, cassis bud, and
boxwood. The rich palate is creamy yet zesty, reminiscent of lemon curd interlaced with lovely lemongrass and gooseberry. It is sophisticated, pretty, and seamless.

Generously donated from the wine cellar of Allen Snyder