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Spring Mountain Elivette Red 2003

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Wine Tasting Notes This vintage of Elivette has a layered, complex structure built predominantly on Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is laden with aromas of baking spices, cocoa, sweet vanilla, licorice, black cherry and berry fruit, with subtle floral notes of stone fruit blossom. On the palate, the wine has a solid, polished attack, with pretty berry fruit and elements of pepper and licorice. The tannins are supportive, but soft and malleable. The wines bright acidity adds to the lively and elongated finish. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.

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Spring Mountain Vineyard:
he new Spring Mountain Vineyard was once three separate properties each with its own vineyard and winery: Spring Mountain Vineyards (Miravalle) 257 acres, Chateau Chevalier (Chevalier) 120 acres, and Draper Vineyards (La Perla) 435 acres. The upper most property on the estate, La Perla, was founded in 1873 by Charles Lemme and expanded by the Schilling Spice family. Originally 285 acres it ha... Read more
he new Spring Mountain Vineyard was once three separate properties each with its own vineyard and winery: Spring Mountain Vineyards (Miravalle) 257 acres, Chateau Chevalier (Chevalier) 120 acres, and Draper Vineyards (La Perla) 435 acres. The upper most property on the estate, La Perla, was founded in 1873 by Charles Lemme and expanded by the Schilling Spice family. Originally 285 acres it had the first Cabernet Sauvignon planted on Spring Mountain. The old winery remains today along with much of its original equipment and horse drawn carriages and wagons. Immediately below La Perla, and eventually added to it was the first vineyard planted by Fredrick and Jacob Beringer in 1882. These terraced hillsides were planted in a wide assortment of grape varieties to support the Beringer brothers fledgling winery. Adjoining to the north of the Beringer vineyard was a Frenchman, Fortune Chevalier, whose stone winery, Chateau Chevalier, was making wine in 1891. And finally, next door to Chevalier was Tiburcio Parrott who grew olives, citrus and grapes. Parrott built a grand home on the estate which he named Miravalle. Read less

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,053
4.50 5
01/02/2017

Beautiful Spring Mtn. Vineyard cab blend (88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc). The perfume nose consists of cocoa powder and ripe raspberry. There's a tongue coating presence of red plum, raspberry, black licorice and tamarind balanced by prominent but fine grained tannin, medium (-) acidity, and a long finish.


Snooth User: selimsivad
1955208
5.00 5
08/02/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Spring Mountain Elivette Red

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis vintage of Elivette has a layered, complex structure built predominantly on Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is laden with aromas of baking spices, cocoa, sweet vanilla, licorice, black cherry and berry fruit, with subtle floral notes of stone fruit blossom. On the palate, the wine has a solid, polished attack, with pretty berry fruit and elements of pepper and licorice. The tannins are supportive, but soft and malleable. The wines bright acidity adds to the lively and elongated finish. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.



Wine Tasting Notes This vintage of Elivette has a layered, complex structure built predominantly on Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is laden with aromas of baking spices, cocoa, sweet vanilla, licorice, black cherry and berry fruit, with subtle floral notes of stone fruit blossom. On the palate, the wine has a solid, polished attack, with pretty berry fruit and elements of pepper and licorice. The tannins are supportive, but soft and malleable. The wines bright acidity adds to the lively and elongated finish. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.

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