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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...

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Spring Mountain Vineyard

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • I've posted some notes on this producers wines in the Whatcha drinking ... ... ... tannic structure. Very Spring Mountainish tannins.2013 Apsara Las Madres Syrah - This was really young and the nose is a touch reduced. Typical brash Las Madres fruit profile. Needs time to develop though. Thanks to Robin for taking time out of his day to deal ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Producer alert - Apsara Cellars


  • Hello, SDURenee, I'm afraid that I am the least creative person you've ... ... especially, from the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley, and Petite Sirahs from wherever they may come.&nbs Read More

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  •  I'm better about waiting in my 60's than I was in my ... like ... ... like that Phillip Togni Spring Mountain Cab that I bought will outlive me.How do I know which wines are ready to drink within a year or so of their vintage and which ones will benefit from one or more years of storage?Dave, I truly hope that somebody else jumps in here and... Read More

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  • Thanks, OT and Fox for your comments.  I have to say that the TV Syrah had ... had ... my experience with Spring Mountain red wines is that the tannin hits pretty quickly.  Even with my meal (grilled tuna), OT, I felt it was an inoffensive wine, but not one that I would seek out again.  I'm sure I tasted it when I was at the winery (BTW, that ... Read More

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  • Terra Valentine Syrah Napa Valley Spring Mountain District 2009

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    Dark in the glass. Intriguing nose--berries, mint, pepper. Somewhat tart on the tip of the tongue. Not a lot of fruit flavor at all. Medium bodied. Unfortunate bitterness on the the back of the palate. Once again, this is an easy-to-drink wine. Apparently, though it's not as great as I thought when I bought it at the winery last May. $45... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Thanks for the update, 4G.  You'll find a lot of Zin and PN fans here. ...  I favor Cabs from the Spring Mountain District on the western side of Napa Valley.What's not to like about Sangiovese?  I'm all over Tuscans and Chiantis.  I haven't had a California version that I would judge to be great, yet, but at least they are generally very good.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2009

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    Strong nose, overly dry? Gritty, bitter, and fruity. [From "Cabernet Sauvignon" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 19 October 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2010

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  • Vineyard 7 & 8 Cabernet Sauvignon United States California Napa County Spring Mountain District Red 2010

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  • Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill Spring Mountain District Napa 2011

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