Elizabeth Spencer

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Offering

Vintage Perspective Auction

Auction 20 | Lot No. 225

Elizabeth Spencer

Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Rutherford

10 cases produced


  • From 40-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines that are survivors of phylloxera
  • These vines are planted on the valley floor on deep loam deposits
  • A Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard was replanted around these surviving Sauvignon Blanc vines
  • Traditionally fermented in neutral oak with native yeasts


This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is crafted from 40-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines that are survivors of the lasy phylloxera epidemic, having stood tall among acres of razed vineyards. These heroic vines are planted on the valley floor on deep loam deposits and their fruit offers a peek back in time and a taste of pure Napa Valley soil. This unique wine was traditionally fermented in neutral oak with native yeasts.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Sarah Vandendriessche

Winemaker, Elizabeth Spencer

Winemaker, Sarah Vandendriessche

Joined Elizabeth Spencer in 2010 as Winemaker. Previous experience at Scholium Project; Robert Sinskey Vineyards,Krupp Brothers Estates/Stagecoach Vineyards, White Rock Vineyards. We have a stellar winemaking team at Elizabeth Spencer. Spencer Graham is Director of Winemaking. He determined the original style of our wines and established the long term relationships with our grape growers. Sarah Vandendriessche is the Winemaker, overseeing all aspects of production, from managing vineyard practices through to bottling. Spencer and Sarah work together on all final blends. Robbie Meyer is our consulting winemaker.

Country born: Unites States

Education: North Carolina State, Biology Major. Winemaking experience through hands-on practice under mentorship and tutoring of Nigel Kinsman and Abe Schoener.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
We buy from a handful of premiere grape growers, with whom we work from vintage to vintage. Our winemaking philosophy adheres to a classical tradition. The model for all of our wines is intensity without excess weight, purity, persistence and length.


650 Castro Street
Mountain View  CA  94041
+86 138 1686-6308


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