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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2009


    Really profound blackberry jam on the nose is topped with a slightly herbal note, along with hints of smoke, tar, blueberry and violets. In the mouth, this is soft up front with a nice medium-bodied feel that flows across the palate delivering nice cut cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Nicely done, really showing nice detail, with fine acids and ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Smith-Madrone Cabernet 2007


    A little earthy, a little leafy and mineral-accented gorgeous blackcurrant fruit greets the nose capped with hints of mocha and lightly roasted coffee. This is tight, lean, and focused on the palate delivering pure, rich, ripe yet totally transparent fruit supported by wonderfully ripe tannins that poke through just a hint on the finish, showing... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


    Very fresh on the nose with an early touch of light mocha cream, some smoke, fines herbs with a nice minty top note over bright black fruits. On entry this shows bright acids and feels remarkably transparent, bathing the tongue with bright, tart, blackberry fruit that has just a little medicinal edge. The finish is nice, rich and soft with exce... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Paloma Merlot Spring Mountain District 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by rcotter

  • Smith Madrone Riesling Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Smith Madrone Riesling Napa Valley Estate Bottled 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Prbottleshop

  • Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2008


    Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2018 (based on 1 user opinion)Community Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 3 notes) - Tasted by MattMauldin on 8/22/2012 & rated 92 points: Napa Valley Vintners- wines at Wine Bloggers Conference trade tasting; 8/16/2012-8/22/2012 (Portland, OR): Begins with blueberry, bitter chocol... Read More

    Wine review by kevsipe

  • Chateau Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005


    Full bodied spring mountain vino at an excellent price. A favorite staple of ours. Let decant for an hour or so. Also, be sure to pour slowly as this has quite a bit of sediment. Read More

    Wine review by rstoner

  • Cain Five Spring Mountain District Napa Valley 2007


    Smooth and bold...love! Read More

    Wine review by saraaaa

  • Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley 2010


    Very fruity--peach, tropical, maybe some lemon--on the nose. Fruit pops up, immediately, in the mouth, then some oak, with the dreaded butter, but that quickly diminishes. Nice acid pops up which makes this wine quite refreshing. A little something bitter at the back of the throar, but the finish, overall, is quite satisfying. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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