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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Schweiger Vineyards

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

  • Peacock Family Vineyard

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

  • School House Vineyard

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

  • Terra Valentine

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

  • York Creek Vineyards

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

  • Sherwin Family Vineyards

    We are pleased to announce the release of our 2005 Sherwin Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvi...

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  • Sounds like you two had a great time, also thanks for the excellent report. Read More

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  • Nice report Richard. Did they take you into the caves or were they too busy setting up for the party? Back vintages are plentiful as they hold back a lot of wine. Our favorite from the party was the '09 Elivette. Read More

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  • Great report, Fox, thanks. It's a winery I've been aware of for years but it was always hanging just barely out of sight on the periphery of my vision, so with time priorities and all, never seemed to warrant being chased down. Your relay of their story, however, shows that judgment was mistaken.Also your sixth paragraph explains why the '83 Bor... Read More

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  • DV, you get first shot at my gift of a visit to SMV. since I owe you for the equally excellent, in a different way, visit to Hendry.  Need to go back there when you are here, but let's make it a day and go to SMV, too. Read More

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  • Sounds like an awesome experience.  You deserved it Richard! Read More

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  • Very cool OT, sounds like quite a day. Had a '75 Spring Mountain Cabernet out of a magnum last year and it was still pretty good!Did not recognize the 80's guy Read More

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  • LuckyLucy, well done!Yesterday was a busy one for us. We had 5 different events ... him up for the ride up to Spring Mountain Vineyards for their Holiday Party. Mike gave us a private tour of the property, the 130 year old Victorian home and beautiful gardens. Then it was off to the caves for food and drink. They poured the Elivette from 2006, ... Read More

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  • Took the day off Friday--my seniority means lots of vacation, my house project ... ... Wife and I headed up to Spring Mountain Vineyards, courtesy a most-excellent Snooth-friend, who made us a gift of one of his annual visits and tastings--as a member of their wine club, he receives several and he was unable to use this, so he asked if I want... Read More

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  • For a marketplace perspective, here's a recent offering from BPWine. FWIW, ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain -- 2008  (1)WA94+, ST92+   $225.00  Morlet Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Coeur de Vallee Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard -- 2009 750mL  (2)WA95, ST93+, WS94   $159.00  Morlet Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Coeur de Vallee ... Read More

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  • Keenan has harvested Merlot grapes from the Napa Carneros district for many ... the estate Merlot grown on Spring Mountain. The two wines are a great match; the Carneros Merlot softens the dense, powerful wines produced from the estate grown fruit. But, in 1999 we were so happy with the quality and distinctiveness of our Carneros Merlot, we de... Read More

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