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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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Spring Mountain Vineyard

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

  • School House Vineyard

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

  • Schweiger Vineyards

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

  • Vineyard 7 & 8

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

  • Fantesca Estate & Winery

    Fantesca Estate & Winery is rich with history, having originally been in the dowry of Caroline Ba...

  • Marston Family Vineyard

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

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  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001


    Dark purple color. Woodsy nose with, maybe, a suggestion of licorice. Interesting entry. I dont get any fruit sensation on the tip of the tonguesome heat, some tannin. Not until mid-palate do I get characteristic black currant suggestions. A bit of tartness on the back of the palate, but nothing terribly distracting. Its difficult to say ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • How's it going, OT?  are you starting to feel better, yet?Hey, RBA, ... ... RBA, I'm visiting Spring Mountain, also: Interesting.  On entry there I can detect tannin and heat--neither are obnoxious.  It isn't until mid-palate that I get cabernet black currant--and pretty subtle, at that,  A slight tartness at the back of the palate. but, agai... Read More

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  • No infanticide this time.  Here is a lovely 2009 Spring Mountain District Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon that I know most of you would enjoy.  We grilled steaks last night after my Cat Tuesday activities and watched Trump and his family talk about how tough life is as millionaires.  I almost shed a tear.... Read More

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  • Looking forward to trying these wines. Pick-up is May 1st. Joel going back to his roots and old school production methods for these small lot wines.    The EssentialsFor this first release, Once & Future wines will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We have no idea what the demand might be for these wines, but the volumes are small tha... Read More

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  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 35th Anniversary 2011


    Quite dark in color. Woody, viny nose with a suggestion of olive. Initial ... palate. I normally expect Spring Mountain wines to be brutally tannic, but this one has surprisingly little tanni Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Beringer Vineyards Marston Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Alot of cool pics above. I have to get on the Scherrer bandwagon. ... a ... a believer: Typical of Spring Mountain reds this is a BIG wine that shows lots of tannin. Not a lot of fruit on introduction--maybe some blackberry and, maybe (Are you ready?) some stone fruit.  This is a BIG mouth-filling, full-bodied wine.  I am really liking thisThe... Read More

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  • Robert Keenan Cabernet Franc 2010


    Clear dark plum color in the glass. Bit of a chemical or mineral nose. Very assertive on entry. Not a lot of fruitmaybe, some blackberry, maybe, a suggestion of stone fruit. A lot of puckery dryness from tannin, but that also gives the suggestion of unsweetened cocoa. A mouth-filling, full-bodied wine. Definitely a big boys wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Mark, you are healthy enough that waiting a few years on those is a good ... ... ... The last couple months, Spring Mountain Vineyard and that Monte Bello reminded me of why people fall hard for Cab.  The 'Bello is voluptuous without being obvious or tiring, holds tons of fruit in balance with minerality and acid, already hints at the chocola... Read More

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  • Great story, JD!VV, here's how it usually works, as people who have been ... to avoid plundering those Spring Mountain cabs and those Rockpile Zins, not to mention the Patz and Hall PN, the scads of immature Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, I have to go out and get things on an as-needed basis.  It's fun when I have time--I like hanging out with Eliza... Read More

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