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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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  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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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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  • We made it home safe and sound with a few less dollars in our bank account but ... for.Last stop of the day was Spring Mountain Winery. Now this was what I was expecting for a high end Napa estate.  We were greeted by Marilyn who had four glasses of their sauvignon blanc waiting for us. The SB was excellent, a blend of tropical fruits, nicely ... Read More

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  • RRV, what a fantastic place!OT, Fogline has been added to the list, not sure ... sure ... Apsara, Failla and Spring Mountain.First wine stop on day two was Iron Horse for some bubbles to start the day.  We did the sparkling wine tasting which consisted of five different wines. The Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blanc was fascinating with an interesti... Read More

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  • Fox, we are having guests, tonight, and I was thinking of offering that Brooks. ... ... their estate vineyard on Spring Mountain.  Their Napa Valley Zinfandel is good, and their "Mernet (blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) is excellent.  On the white side I am very much a fan of their Spring Mountain Chardonnay.  This one do... Read More

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  • Keenan Syrah Napa Valley 2009

    Snoothrank:

    Quite darkalmost PS darkin the glass. Something of a minty/flowery nose, but, then, some barnyard hints. Unobtrusive on introduction to the palate and tongue. Some currant or blackberry, some stone fruit, some mint. Still fairly tannic. Very nice acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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