2011 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

John Harris, Owner

“One of my absolute favorites”

Vineyard Notes

The Spring Mountain appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley. The area is defined by small vineyards, often hand-tilled on terraces and sloping meadows, and wineries hidden from view among steep winding roads. Over the years, despite its limited space and remoteness, the Spring Mountain appellation has produced an abundance of wines acclaimed worldwide for an unmistakable profile. Unlike other mountain appellations, these wines have an intense flavor that leans more to dark red fruit than black, with an earthy minerality and unusually silky, balanced tannins.

Winemaking Notes

Richly aromatic, this wine shows initial aromas of currant, plum, dark chocolate and herbs. On the palate, the wine is structured and complex, with bright acidity balanced by plush tannins and generous fruit. Soft flavors of red currant, plum and tobacco are framed by a finish of sweet tannins and nice spicy length.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain
Spring Mountian District, Napa Valley
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot
Fermentation & Aging
Barrel aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels, 60% new

A Single Vineyard Wine

Spring Mountain

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