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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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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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  • Terra Valentine

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

  • Spring Mountain Vineyard

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

  • York Creek Vineyards

    YORK CREEK VINEYARDS runs up and over the crest of the mountains to the west of the town of St. H...

  • Peacock Family Vineyard

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

  • Vineyard 7 & 8

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  • Fantesca Estate & Winery

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  • Atlas Peak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Although a 2007, this gift from a dear friend was still quite young. Another 5 ... 10 years this well crafted Spring Mountain selection could last. Bold tannins on the front, but as the wine opened. tannins soften with luscious layers of dark fruit. Enhanced our evening meal delightfully Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • I think even you, Fox, are thinking too much within CA. There are ... Creek ... ... Creek "Estate" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $45), for $25, out of curiousity since I haven't had it before2012 Von Strasser "Rudy" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, for $20, ditto on the curiosity2010 Fourcas Hosten, Listrac, for $202010... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • I've said it here many times before, RBA.  I love red wines from Spring Mountain DIstrict.  I'll bet that was a good one. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Thank you for the link, John.  Very interesting.Her comments about losing ... and estate vineyard fruit on Spring Mountain.  I happen to know that Chardonnay is grown in the Oak Knoll district.  It seems to me, though, that territory that is primo for Cabernet Sauvignon may not be so primo for Chardonnay.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zelma Long Article


  • Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2012

    Snoothrank:

    More oak in the nose than Im used to from this winery. On the palate, though, fruit is more apparent than buttery oak. Nice tartness that suggests lemon or grapefruit, peach, or, even, pineapple. I very refreshing wine whose flavor profile returns to right what I would expect from Keenan. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Czarina, no, I don't have any experience on those at all.  Why ... ... combine grapes from their Spring Mountain estate vineyard with those from a partner vineyard in the Carneros.  I enjoy it, even though it is much less mouth-filling than the "Napa Valley" bottling.Oh, and I agree with Jon on the Chateau Ste. Michele and the Sbragia ideas.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In Need a Merlot Recommendation


  • We had a couple of fellow wine lovers (Debbie & Rick) over for a most ... ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain in Napa Valley.  This was also quickly consumed, but we finished this one with the dinner.  After dessert, we relaxed and talked about how we each met our spouses while drinking a 2006 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon from Howe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • York Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District 2007

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    Lacks the body I had come to expect from a Cab, even a Franc. Bouquet deepens with time though, as well as the taste; 45 minutes or more. Blended fruits leave a pleasant after taste albeit of short/moderate duration. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Robert Foley the Griffin 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • The markup on the Chappellet Cervantes is "only" about 2.4 X retail, ... ... I'm a big sucker for Spring Mountain red wines.  Wine Searcher is showing prices for that wine for $120 to $315.  So, again, the restaurant price of $352 does not seem to have as big a g-factor as some of the others.And, by the way, money is always an object.   ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


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