Spring Mountain District Wine


The Spring Mountain AVA is located within Napa Valley in California’s North Coast. The region is distinctly cooler than most Napa districts nearer to the valley floor, with vineyards located into the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. 
The first vineyard, La Perla Cellar, was planted in 1873 by Charles Lemme. This was followed in 1885 by Jacob and Frederick Beringer, who planted what became Beringer Flat. Others followed, some producing wines that went on to win national and international awards. 
As with most other districts in California, Phylloxera and Prohibition took their toll into the 20th century, and many wineries were forced to shut down and produce other crops to survive. Then in 1946, Eleanor and Fred McCrea established Stony Hill Viineyard and this lead others to follow their lead and slowly rebuild the wine region. AVA status was granted in 1991.
Spring Mountain is known primarily for its robust red wines from Cabernet Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • “Michael Keenan believes there are two sides of cabernet, one fruity, one savory and herbal. He works to balance the two in the grapes from his Spring Mountain vineyards, consistently growing one of the greatest Napa Valley cabernets in his Reserve. The 2012 contrasts herbal notes of sage and forest floor with bright fruit that energizes the win... Read More

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  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... ... Blend***2012 Smith-Madrone Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon2012 Frog's Leap "Estate" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Amapola Creek Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon* Price vary widely - $50 - $70**Pre-arrival c... Read More

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  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001


    Dark purple color. Woodsy nose with, maybe, a suggestion of licorice. Interesting entry. I dont get any fruit sensation on the tip of the tonguesome heat, some tannin. Not until mid-palate do I get characteristic black currant suggestions. A bit of tartness on the back of the palate, but nothing terribly distracting. Its difficult to say ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • No infanticide this time.  Here is a lovely 2009 Spring Mountain District Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon that I know most of you would enjoy.  We grilled steaks last night after my Cat Tuesday activities and watched Trump and his family talk about how tough life is as millionaires.  I almost shed a tear.... Read More

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  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 35th Anniversary 2011


    Quite dark in color. Woody, viny nose with a suggestion of olive. Initial mouth sensation is that this is pretty thin. Little or no fruit to speak of. Somewhat sour or weedy, but, then some oaky vanilla. Some leather and tobacco on the back of the palate. I normally expect Spring Mountain wines to be brutally tannic, but this one has surpri... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Beringer Vineyards Marston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


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  • Terra Valentine Marriage 2008


    Very interesting. Bone dryno surprise there. However, the blast of fruit that California winemakers seem to always want to give me is not there on the tip of the tongue. There is some plum and other black fruit, but the thing that smacks you hard is tannin. VERY STRONG tannin. A good wine for those of us who are not fans of that fruit-forwa... Read More

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