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.
A classic representation of Spring Mountain, with crushed rock, licorice whip, perfumed violets and fresh tobacco on the nose. The enticing aromatics draw you in, and the intense, lush, rich palate incorporate blackberry, licorice and anise flavors underlain with spearmint and loam. Strong, chalky mountain tannins that are already beginning to soften show the age-ability of this wine, though today it is already inviting and delicious.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Fermentation & Aging
- 100% stainless steel fermentation. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels