Elizabeth Spencer

2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 152
Vintage

2013

Elizabeth Spencer

Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • From a single-vineyard located on the valley floor in Rutherford
  • The Sauvignon Blanc vines were inter-planted with Cabernet Sauvignon in 1974-75
  • Fermentation was by native yeasts and not inoculated
  • Fermented in small 75-gallon stainless barrels to enhance the delicious fresh fruit character

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.06
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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.

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North Aurora  IL  60554
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