2014 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


James Suckling

Love the chocolate and berry”

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

This 2014 Amici Cellars Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is a fresh, elegant expression of its famous appellation. The vineyard source for this wine sits high on the eastern side of the Mayacamas, a location that enjoys warm morning sun and evenings cooled by mountain air, allowing 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.

This deeply colored wine opens with concentrated aromas of blackberry and pomegranate fruits with notes of five-spice and dried herbs. On the palate it is elegant yet packed with muscle and power, densely textured and showing flavors of complex dried fruits, toasty oak, and a long, savory finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
92% stainless steel, 8% barrel fermented. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

A Single Vineyard Wine

Spring Mountain

Vineyard Details



James Suckling

“Aromas of currants, flowers and blackberries. Walnut undertones. Full body and chewy tannins. Love the chocolate and berry aftertaste. Needs time to soften.”


Wine Advocate

“From their source on Spring Mountain they are getting some great Cabernet fruit, as evidenced by the following two vintages. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain has beautiful black raspberry and blueberry fruit, and hints of licorice, tobacco leaf and underbrush. It is ripe, textured, full-bodied, pure and deep. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.”