Elizabeth Spencer Wines

Tasting Notes

Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino (CCOF)

Our Sauvignon Blanc showcases the impeccable balance between appealing ripeness and refreshingly bright acidity that is characteristic of old vine, organically-farmed Mendocino fruit. Redolent with sweet citrus and ripe stone fruits, while nuanced by minerality and slate, this is a style of Sauvignon Blanc as delicious as it is versatile at the table.

2015 Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino (Certified Organic) Tasting Note 2016 Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino (Certified Organic) Tasting Note

Chenin Blanc, Mendocino

While Chenin Blanc vines have become otherwise scarce along California’s North Coast, Mendocino provides happy sanctuary to this ovlerlooked Loire Valley cultivar that yields layered and complex wines. The nose and palate are redonelent with rich stone fruits, figs, quince and citrus – nuanced by bay, lavender and clover. Bright acidity supports the palate; but this wine is noteworthy for its lengthy, mouth-filling and mineral finish.

2014 Elizabeth Spencer Chenin Blanc, Mendocino Tasting Note

Rosé of Grenache, Mendocino

A seriously delicious dry rose, produced from a whole-cluster pressing of Mendocino Grenache that is farmed exclusively for this wine. Our Rosé of Grenache is lush and exuberant, with generous ripe strawberry, melon and guava fruit, shaded by spicy zest and tangy minerality. This seasonal release boasts both the substance to match the grill and acidity to refresh a summer evening.

2016 Elizabeth Spencer Rosé of Grenache, Mendocino Tasting Note

Grenache, Mendocino

With a nod toward the Rhone, we endeavor to capture the freshness, juicy snap and stony vigor of Grenache. Though, ours is also unmistakably laden with an abundance of California fruit: strawberries, spicy red currants and Bing cherries. A mid-weight wine with heavyweight intensity, this is a well-balanced and poised partner at the table.

2015 Elizabeth Spencer Grenache, Mendocino County Tasting Note

Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

The temperate conditions of the Petaluma Gap provide an opportunity to craft a generous and well-structured Pinot Noir, though without sacrificing purity, layered complexity and aromatic detail. Earthy and broad, our Pinot features ample black cherry, strawberry and pomegranate fruit, complicated by mushroom, spice and orange oil.

2014 Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Tasting Note

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Blended from the select vineyards of our grower partners in the finest Napa appellations to reflect a classic conception of the Valley as a whole, our Cabernet Sauvignon is balanced and approachable, affording real complexity in its youth. A core of black raspberry and dark plum is ornamented with nuances of savory herb, cocoa powder and cigar box. This is a focused and fresh cabernet, boasting exceptional food compatibility.

2013 Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Tasting Note 2014 Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Tasting Note