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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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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Petite Sirah

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

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  • Peacock Family Vineyard

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

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    he new Spring Mountain Vineyard was once three separate properties each with its own vineyard and...

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  • Paloma Vineyard

    In the late 1970s, we started to visit the Napa Valley frequently and fell in love with the area ...

  • Schweiger Vineyards

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  • Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mouintain District 2007

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    Nicely mellowed. The years have been kind. Black fruit on entry. Then, some leather. Tannin is nicely settled down. I bit more back of the palate tartness than I might have guessed. Also a retro-nasal suggestion of anise. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • OK Darren you asked so here's the full list:2014 Cakebread Cellars ... ... ... Alexander Valley2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon  The 1st two were enjoyed by six of us with dinner, some marinated strip steaks, grilled asparagus and twice baked potatoes.  The next handful were opened for the general party goers to enjoy.  Later ... Read More

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  • Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Yverdon 2006

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    Very attractive red-plum color. Unusual, herbal nose. Lots of jammy ... ... flavor. This is, probably, Spring Mountain tannin. Fortunately, the fruitiness dissipates as the wine move towards the back of the mouth where I get more nice, neutral sensation Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Come enjoy the fruits of 18 Spring Mountain wineries!Eighteen winery members of the Spring Mountain District Association will bring their elegant and distinctive wines to pour for a Harvest Celebration Wine Tasting with light hors d’oeuvres.Wines to be tasted at our event will include current releases, library wines, barrel samples and maybe som... Read More

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  • One wonders... or should one? - whether this wine is related by worksmanship to ... of course it is!  The Spring Mountain (never had any) was venerable.  But what about the Cheval des Andes?  Comments?  Prices?  Read More

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  • Keenan's Zinfandel is made up of grapes grown primarily on Keenan's Spring Mountain District estate. The Estate Zinfandel imparts structure, ripe black fruit and complex earthy nu- ances. Zinfandel grown in Calistoga makes up the remainder of the blend and supplies spice and briary red fruit aromas. Read More

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  • I second rckr's comments.Merlot has been traditionally described as being ... any red wine from Napa's Spring Mountain District is that they are all very tannic.  A blind tasting of a Merlot from Spring Mountain next to a Cabernet Sauvignon from, say, Columbia Valley will fool you every tim Read More

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  • Keenan Winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ... ... Merlot, Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain, Syrah Napa Valley , Zinfandel Napa Valley, Mernet proprietary red blend, Chardonnay Napa Valley and Summer Blend (white blend).  On the estate, the winery grows: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc a... Read More

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  • A wine that I like, but feel that I might be in the minority Very light ... very complex wine.  BIG Spring Mountain tannin.  If you do not like tannin, stay away.  I am just getting a kick out of it, thoug Read More

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  • The steady, high temperatures of the Keenan estate, on Spring Mountain above the Napa Valley floor, allowed harvest at peak maturity of the grapes. The grapes for Keenan Merlot are harvested primarily from the Keenan Estate on Spring Mountain. It is these grapes that supply the Keenan Merlot with its rich flavor and intense bouquet. The remainde... Read More

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