Posts tagged: Spottswoode

Best Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc to date!

Winery Notes:  “We approach the creation of our Sauvignon Blanc with the aim of crafting a wine that is as structured and cerebral as it is dynamic and tantalizing for the senses. This is an incredibly high bar for this noble grape, to which we give the greatest respect. To achieve this goal, our 2018 […]

Tuesday August 13th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Another Spottswoode (100 points?) Gem

“We approach the creation of our Sauvignon Blanc with the aim of crafting a wine that is as structured and cerebral as it is dynamic and tantalizing for the senses. This is an incredibly high bar for this noble grape, to which we give the greatest respect. To achieve this goal, our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc […]

Wednesday June 26th, 2019 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Surprise! Another 96+ Rating for Spottswoode

Robert Parker is quoted in Wine Spectator as saying “When the history of Napa’s great vineyards is written, the 40-acre Spottswoode vineyard will be counted among the finest grand cru vineyards of the region.” Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the […]

Spottswoode’s HOT NEW Sauvignon Blanc

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, insight […]

Surprise Cult Wine Tasting Outcome!

Dear Friends,Saturday January 21 was probably one of the most memorable days at Golden Gate Wine Cellars’ tasting room.We conducted a “Cult” Cabernet Tasting of some of our most highly rated wines.  The line-up, Harlan Estate 2012 (99+ Points), Colgin 2013 IX Estate (100 Points), Verite “La Joie” (100 Points), Spottswoode 2013 Estate (99+ Points).  We also included two surprises (brown bag).  Before […]

Wednesday January 25th, 2017 in , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Spottswoode founder Mary Novak has passed away

Friends, I am sorry to let you know that Spottswoode founder Mary Novak has passed away. Mary was an icon of the Napa Valley who was admired and respected by all who knew her. She was one of the first women in California to run a large vineyard and winery when she took over the […]

Tuesday September 27th, 2016 in , , | No Comments »

Spottswoode 96 Point Rated Cabernet

  Robert Parker is quoted in Wine Spectator as saying “When the history of Napa’s great vineyards is written, the 40-acre Spottswoode vineyard will be counted among the finest grand cru vineyards of the region.” Spottswoode is a family-owned historic vineyard and winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, […]

Friday August 26th, 2016 in , , , , | No Comments »

Napa’s First Growth White Bordeaux

In 1972 Jack and Mary Novak purchased the orginal “Spottswoode” property  In 1977, when Mary Weber Novak’s husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her with five young children and a newly replanted vineyard, she became one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley winegrowing estate. In the years since, through her hard work, […]

Thursday June 23rd, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Spottswoode 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – 99 points!

The 2006 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon was a phenomenal wine in its own right, and the 2007 takes things to another level entirely. Robert Parker gives this rare beauty 99 points and overflows with praise saying: “…the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon may well be the finest Cabernet Sauvignon I have ever tasted from Spottswoode. Blended with 3% […]

Monday September 13th, 2010 in , , , , | 1 Comment »