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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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  • Petite Sirah

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Vineyard 7 & 8

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

  • Marston Family Vineyard

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

  • Paloma Vineyard

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

  • School House Vineyard

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

  • 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...

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Spring Mountain on Snooth

  • 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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  • Today just keeps getting better and better.  It's 65 F outside right now and a beautiful day out here in Northern Virginia.  So I got home with the Medlock Ames shipment and had it all taken downstairs to our basement wine cellar when the phone rings and it's UPS - there was another package for me.  What?  I had the full case from this shipment,... Read More

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  • Good on you for giving the box a shot.  There are actually a few good ... ... night it was 2005 York Creek Spring Mountain Cabernet.  K&L has been moving a bunch of York Creek's wines at sub-$30.  Ridge used to bottle this.  The winery and vineyards are owned by Fritz Maytag, heir to the appliance fortune and maker of Anchor Steam beer and Old... Read More

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  • I picked up our spring shipment of six Barnett Vineyards cabs this afternoon. ... ... other three are from the Spring Mountain District, in which they produced 56 barrels.  I can't wait to taste these - maybe before the year is ou Read More

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