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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...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Marston Family Vineyard

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

  • Spring Mountain Vineyard

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

  • Sherwin Family Vineyards

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

  • Schweiger Vineyards

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

  • School House Vineyard

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

  • York Creek Vineyards

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

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  • Continuing to winnow down my CS inventory. I'm not sure, but I think ... think ... are labeled "Spring Mountain District."  I'm guessing that this one was bottled before the creation of the Spring Mountain AVA or it was made from a combination of grapes from the estate vineyard and other sources.Opaque dark plum color.  Black currant nose.  L... Read More

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  • Time for a hardware upgrade pal. I can see it just fine!It may actually be time ... ... upgrade.Al, I find most Spring Mountain red wines to be quite tannic.  In fact, I'm the guy that usually says I like wines that leave splinters in my mouth.  This one just did not seem to have any other characteristic that either complemented or mitigated a... Read More

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  • Retuning to Spring Mountain, again. The bottom of the label in my pic is not readable, but this is the Wurtele Vineyard bottling.Another brutish CS--all tannin, all the time.  The exact opposit of a "fruit bomb."  While I could detect blackberry or prune aromas on the nose, there is not anything like fruit on the tongue.  Now, I am not hating th... Read More

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  • v v,  yes, I agree, that Merry Edwards is a bit spendy.  I looked it ... who likes DCV Zinfandels or Spring Mountain Cab Read More

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  • Michael, welcome to the Snooth Forum.  I hope you become a regular, here ... you can look at their "Spring Mountain Tour" and request visits to, say, Barnett, Keenan, Cain and Pride.Again, I hope that somebody can jump in here and tell you, "Michael, I used WInes R Us Tours, last year, and it was great.  Call Gertrude."Good luck and keep us ad... Read More

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  • Finally made it up to Stony Hill for a tasting, and came away impressed. First ... off, the view up there on Spring Mountain is worth the trip alone, definitely up there with my favorite views in Napa, overlooking Howell Mountain. It was definitely interesting to try their Chardonnay, which doesn't go through malolactic fermentation (blocked!)... Read More

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  • February seasonal temperatures in Napa Valley can be remarkably cool and wet, ... and wet, especially in the Spring Mountain District, high above the town of St. Helena. The mountainside vineyard elevations are anywhere from 400 to 2100 feet and rainfall is usually abundant during the winter season, although much of California has experienced ... Read More

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  • Aline.  Do not hesitate.  Send that PM to OT.  Mike Smith's ... mountains.  Keenan, on Spring Mountain west of St. Helena, has a great view and a charming tasting room hostess named Laura.  I would suggest that you call for an appointment if you would like to taste.  I have to believe that other wineries on these mountains also can offer a goo... Read More

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  • February seasonal temperatures in Napa Valley can be remarkably cool and wet, ... and wet, especially in the Spring Mountain District, high above the town of St. Helena. The mountainside vineyard elevations are anywhere from 400 to 2100 feet and rainfall is usually abundant during the winter season, although much of California has experienced ... Read More

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  • MW, you mentioned Keenan above.  I have been one of their apostles for ... Keenan Estate Vineyard on Spring Mountain.  So, it is quite tannic and has the heft of a Cabernet Sauvignon.  It is not, particularly, fruity.  To me the Carneros bottling is not as consistent.I will also speak up for Merlot from Washington.  One of my good wine experie... Read More

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