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Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2001

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Why? New release from this famed collector winery (featured in Robb Report 7/05). Best Cab. under $50 we sell. Tastes?Everything about this wine is massive and built to last with strong & plush tannins floating softly across one of the smoothest textures I�ve encountered in a long time; ripe plum, dark berry, cassis, vanilla + delicious creamy oak nuances. This wine has a tightly concentrated depth of richness and complexity that should evolve into Cabernet " perfection" over the next 7 � 10 years! I admire this winery because they�ve held back release (one of the last 2001�s) until it�s ready to enjoy.

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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: 97mjr
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03/04/2009

Soft tannins, minerality. Drinking surprisingly well now, but will benefit from time.



Why? New release from this famed collector winery (featured in Robb Report 7/05). Best Cab. under $50 we sell. Tastes?Everything about this wine is massive and built to last with strong & plush tannins floating softly across one of the smoothest textures I�ve encountered in a long time; ripe plum, dark berry, cassis, vanilla + delicious creamy oak nuances. This wine has a tightly concentrated depth of richness and complexity that should evolve into Cabernet " perfection" over the next 7 � 10 years! I admire this winery because they�ve held back release (one of the last 2001�s) until it�s ready to enjoy.

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