Elizabeth Spencer

2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 77
Vintage

2014

Elizabeth Spencer

Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • From a single vineyard located on the Rutherford Bench
  • A singular wine showcasing the compelling and delicious qualities of old-vine Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fermented with native yeasts
  • Aged sur lie in a neutral French oak barrel

This wine is a tribute to the indefatigable spirit of the Napa Valley. Most of this vineyard was lost to the last phylloxera outbreak. A small number of Sauvignon Blanc vines, planted on the hardy St. George root stock, survived. The owner didn't have the heart to pull these vines when he replanted the vineyard, even though they were randomly spaced throughout. Despite the low yield of these incredible vines, Elizabeth Spencer has agreed to continue to harvest them and to keep them in production. We do not blend the wine from this vineyard with any other wines. We celebrate the pride and resilience of this grower and the unique provenance and rugged nature of his vines with this single-barrel selection.


Wine Facts

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

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.

N16 Cellars

16 North 1st Avenue
Arcadia  CA  91066
626-446-6668

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