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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...

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • 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...

  • Paloma Vineyard

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

  • Marston Family Vineyard

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

  • School House Vineyard

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

  • Peacock Family Vineyard

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

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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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  • 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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  • I'm sure you all have them, those prized bottles that you're saving for ... for ... up was a 2011 Spring Mountain Winery chardonnay. This was a fairly big Napa chard. Golden apple, honey, almond and ripe pear along with a splash of well balanced oak. To go along with this they brought some lobster cakes (think crab cakes only with lobster meat... Read More

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  • Robert Foley Vineyards Merlot 2012

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  • Mark, I haven't had the pleasure of a Keenan wine (yet) but have heard some ... ... unearthed the fact that Spring Mountain District AVA was established in 1993, so the AVA is actually Spring Mountain District.Speaking of Napa and Spring Mtn., I've posted this "steal" on another thread but am enjoying another bottle of this 2012 Newton Unfilte... Read More

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