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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

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Spring Mountain District on Snooth

  • Cain Vineyard & Winery Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Cain Five 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by minocencio

  • Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 7 2008


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    Wine review by minocencio

  • Terra Valentine Riesling Spring Mountain District 2011


    Fruity--apple, peach--and minerally nose. Nicely bone dry on the palate. However, then comes in some fruit--again apple. Boy this is the kind of wine you can really enjoy on a hot summer day. Slight tartness makes me crave it. US$36.00 at the winery in St. Helena, Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Ridge Zinfandel Spring Mountain District York Creek 2009


    Robust and smooth Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Back at ya, Kim.Thank you for the excellent list.  The good news is that I ... Valley Cabs come from the Spring Mountain District.  Of course, my opinion may be biased by the fact that the producers in this region, for the most part, are a tad more reasonable about their pricing. Of course, outstanding wines are made from other grape varieties ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Smith-Madrone Cabernet 2007


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    Wine review by rebeccawow

  • Schweiger Vineyards Chardonnay Spring Mountain District 2009


    Great smooth Chardonnay Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Robert Keenan Reserve Merlot Spring Mountain District 2000


    Some flowery aromas, some oaky bouquet. Very gerntle on the tip of the tongue--velvety with some sweet sensations. Raspberry fruit flavors, but that is only on the tip of the tongue. As the wine passes through the palate some very civilized tannins appear. Good balance from acid.. A very smooth wine that is easy to enjoy now, and might, pos... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Jon turned me on to the Waterstone the other day, but I haven't cracked it, ... ... wine is also designated Spring Mountain District.  So, it is a brutally big and tannic wine.  But if you are grilling steaks or something like that, it's great.Also, I don't know how much you hang out here on the Forum. MRiley. but Outthere has a pretty good re... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine party with friends

  • I ran up to Napa for a few days to get away and taste some wines from places I'd never been (most of them).  I went during BottleRock Napa, but alas, didn't partake in an y of those festivities.  Some great finds, so I have listed/linked any of the wines I rated over 90 points, should anyone have interest, or their own thoughts on the wines. Wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Highlights May 2013

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