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Further North but with a similar situation one finds the rather broad ranging Spring Mountain District. With cooler daytime temperatures than Mount Veeder, these slopes range with-in the same elevations but their positioning results in almost twice the annual rainfall of Mount Veeder. As the air in Napa Valley warms and is drawn to the north, warm, moist air is drawn through a gap in the Mayacamas Range resulting in regular, cooling rainfalls. Not actually a mountain, this region is more of a broad high pass that straddles this gap between the Mayacamas and Diamond Mountain. These same air flows often contribute to evening fogs in the valley floor to the East which results, counter-intuitively, in warmer evening temperatures at higher elevations as this blanket of cool, damp air forces the warmer air up the slopes and into the valleys of the district. The production of the Spring Mountain District is modest, contributing a mere 2% to the Napa valley Total. With soils similar to the volcanic, seafloor 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...

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

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

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  • School House Vineyard

    The School House Vineyard is nestled among the cool, lush forested slopes of Spring Mountain abov...

  • Marston Family Vineyard

    Our family vineyard is a hidden gem on the most southern slopes of Spring Mountain above the Napa...

  • Peacock Family Vineyard

    Peacock Family Vineyard is a 6.2 acre hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Spring Mountain...

  • Vineyard 7 & 8

    Led by our Winemaker, Luc Morlet, our approach is based on a collaborative effort to make the bes...

  • Terra Valentine

    High above the Napa Valley on Spring Mountain, Terra Valentine is a small production Cabernet Sau...

  • Schweiger Vineyards

    Today Schweiger Vineyards includes 25 acres of Cabernet, four acres of Chardonnay, two acres of M...

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  • Oh, that's an easy one.  Barnett Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District. Read More

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  • I know exactly what you mean about not being able to slow down too much as the trucks come right up on you.  There was three lanes going up one hill, and one of the trucks pulled out to pass another one.  I was in the left lane coming up on them in pouring rain / fog; that truck in the middle lane had a wide load, as in a steam shovel on his tra... Read More

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  • Tasting in the Red Mountain AVA of Washington. Read More

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  • Day 3, just when you thought it couldn't get any better. Yesterday was ... day was at our wine club - Spring Mountain Vineyards. Our host Rick met us at the yellow cabin with a big smile and glasses of their '13 sauv blanc, which is blended with a bit of semillon. Aged a few months in neutral barrels, this SB is really nice, more melon and meye... Read More

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  • Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005

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    Nose is of olive and Indian spices. Whoa! A tannic beast. Definitely the antonym of a spoofed, fruit-forward Napa Cab. Quite light on the dark currant fruit, but then the tannin really smacks you. Vininess mid-palate. Really unfortunate bitterness on the rear palate. I think thats from the tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Spring Mountain Elivette Red 2003

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    Beautiful Spring Mtn. Vineyard cab blend (88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc). The perfume nose consists of cocoa powder and ripe raspberry. There's a tongue coating presence of red plum, raspberry, black licorice and tamarind balanced by prominent but fine grained tannin, medium (-) acidity, and a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Happy New Year everyone!I just wanted to post a quick update on our little ... ... ... we were off to taste at Spring mountain vineyards (thanks VV!) .  What a  gorgeous, fairytale-like property!   We tasted with a tiny group outside just before sundown.  We really liked the 2001 Cab, and the Elivette, which is a Cab dominant blend.  Below is... Read More

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  • Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    A nose of forest floorstrong suggestion of olive. On the tongue a nice, subtle ... tannin. My experience with Spring Mountain cabs is that they are tannic monsters. Some earthiness. While this is a firm, full-bodied wine, it is not causing my mouth and tongue to pucker to a prune. Nice acid level balances out the wine. Very pleasant after... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Keenan Winery and Vineyards is recognized as a pioneering vineyard of the Spring Mountain District; Peter Conradi planted vineyards there in the late 19th century; in 1974, Robert Keenan, Michael Keenan's father, purchased 180 forested acres, including the original 100-acre site of the old Conradi vineyard. Robert re-planted with rows of Chardon... Read More

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  • Keenan Winery and Vineyards is recognized as a pioneering vineyard of the Spring Mountain District; Peter Conradi planted vineyards there in the late 19th century; in 1974, Robert Keenan, Michael Keenan's father, purchased 180 forested acres, including the original 100-acre site of the old Conradi vineyard. Robert re-planted with rows of Chardon... Read More

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