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Spring Mountain Elivette Reserve 2004

Member Review by Gold Medal Wine Club:

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Diamond Series selection. 94 Points, Wine & Spirits magazine ─ “My first notes on the wine were all about the structure: its refinement, balance and harmony. And when a wine leads with complete integration, it’s bound to be good. Slowly, over the course of day, this wine opens to a spiciness in the tannin, like black pure tea. The fruit remains tight, black as plum skin, but generous in its depth and texture. It all hangs together in a supple whole, to cellar for ten years or more.” 91 Points, Wine Spectator weekly ─ “A rich, smooth and seductive style that starts out with flashy, toasty, smoky oak and leads to a ripe, slightly hot and intense Cabernet Blend. Layers of currant and blackberry fruit firm up on the finish, with a surge of tannins.” Best of the Best Cabernet Sauvignon, 5-Stars, (out of 5) Quarterly Wine Review ─ “Remarkable character and quality.” Top Pick of Spring Mountain District Wines, The Washington Post ─ “A marvel of complexity and integration, the wine explodes with gorgeous, ripe berry fruit accented with notes of wood smoke and vanilla. Packed with flavor, but soft and smooth in texture.”

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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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Vintage: 2001 04/13/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Diamond Series selection. 94 Points, Wine & Spirits magazine ─ “My first notes on the wine were all about the structure: its refinement, balance and harmony. And when a wine leads with complete integration, it’s bound to be good. Slowly, over the course of day, this wine opens to a spiciness in the tannin, like black pure tea. The fruit remains tight, black as plum skin, but generous in its depth and texture. It all hangs together in a supple whole, to cellar for ten years or more.” 91 Points, Wine Spectator weekly ─ “A rich, smooth and seductive style that starts out with flashy, toasty, smoky oak and leads to a ripe, slightly hot and intense Cabernet Blend. Layers of currant and blackberry fruit firm up on the finish, with a surge of tannins.” Best of the Best Cabernet Sauvignon, 5-Stars, (out of 5) Quarterly Wine Review ─ “Remarkable character and quality.” Top Pick of Spring Mountain District Wines, The Washington Post ─ “A marvel of complexity and integration, the wine explodes with gorgeous, ripe berry fruit accented with notes of wood smoke and vanilla. Packed with flavor, but soft and smooth in texture.”


Snooth User: cpepper
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Vintage: 2001 07/24/2008

Four glasses


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Vintage: 2001 01/29/2009

Bud break was normal occurring mid March with bloom occurring mid May. Early Spring temperatures were mild and rainfall was light. Where April was a bit cool, both May and June were fairly warm setting the stage for an excellent growing season. July




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