The 2018 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc came from premier grower vineyards throughout Napa Valley ad Sonoma, as well as fruit from Spottswoode’s own 137-year-old estate vineyard. To accentuate its layered complexity, the wine was aged in a combination of French oak barrels, stainless steel barrels and concrete egg-shaped vessels. This 2018 is rich and powerful, built on a backbone of great acidity. The nose jumps out of the glass with vibrant Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit, white peach, pears, and nectarines. The mouth is taut yet nicely textured, with creamy guava, lemon curd, and a wonderful blend of fruitiness, wet stone minerality, and a structure that persists in a very long and salivating finish.