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.
This 2012 Amici Cellars Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a fresh, elegant expression of its famous appellation. The vineyard source for this wine sits on the eastern side of the Mayacamas at an elevation of approxi- mately 1500 feet. The combination of morning sun and evenings cooled by mountain air allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly without major heat spikes. These conditions produced an elegant, balanced wine with spicy aromas and Spring Mountain’s signature dark red fruit and graceful tannins, highlighted by fresh acidity.
Aromas of dark red fruits and violets swirl around a core of black currant and bittersweet chocolate flavors with a hint of mild licorice. Full-bodied with an accent of well-integrated oak, this is a pure, elegant wine with a long, textured finish.
Fall 2022 Notes:
“This wine is in a great place right now. Ultra-elegant with fresh aromatics harmonizing perfectly with flavors of cherry cordial, currant and peppercorn.” – John Harris, Owner
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Spring Mountian District, Napa Valley
- 92% Cabernet, 8% Cabernet Franc
- Fermentation & Aging
- Barrel aged 20 months in 60% new French oak barrels