Obama’s enjoy 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Markham releases special Estate Cabernet Sauvignons

by TrevR on January 23, 2010

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Now that the weekend is in full swing we’ve got some time to catch-up on a few items we’ve been meaning to share with you.

A couple local wineries are up to some fun and interesting things, read on…

Obama’s enjoy 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc
This past week President Barack Obama surprised First Lady Michelle Obama with a birthday dinner. The Obama’s wine interests have been well documented and for this occasion they chose something local–the 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.

We had the pleasure of attending Spottswoode’s Late Summer Garden Party a couple years back and thoroughly enjoyed the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc. Here are further details on the 2008 vintage, which runs $36 per 750ml bottle (and there are still a few left):

2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc
100% barrel fermented in French Oak, stainless steel, and concrete “cuves”
Profile: 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Sauvignon Musque, 9% Semillon
Released: July 1, 2009
Production volume: 1,714 cases of 750 ml.
Appellation: 55% Sonoma Mountain, 45% Napa Valley

Markham releases “The Philanthropist” and “The Altruist”
Markham Vineyards has recently made two of its single vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon’s available nationwide. The “The Philanthropist” and “The Altruist” were created specifically to raise awareness of the first-ever recipients of the Markham Mark of Distinction program that we wrote about last April.

Both wines, which saw only 300 cases produced of each, are now available for $49.99 per 750ml bottle–more information here.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Spottswoode, 2008 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Markham Vineyards, Mark of Distinction]

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