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Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2008

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3.4426666666667 5 0.5
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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

Member Reviews for Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

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0.00 5
06/11/2011

We drank the 2006 at the numbers June 11,11 great wine


Snooth User: neubs
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/05/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: junkyardwisdom
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 12/24/2010

good, but I'm really surprised at the price; it's not worth it.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/04/2009

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


Snooth User: Krintz
4324818
5.00 5
Vintage: 1993 03/21/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: Matchupichu
178958139
0.00 5
Vintage: 1987 02/27/2010

Just an amazing wine, after the years and how it is holding up.


Snooth User: MizMo
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1987 10/20/2009

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

Check this out if you enjoy the classic vintages of Gruaud-Larose: Itandrsquo;s funky and complex, with the same kind of fat that a St-Julien would boast. Initially herbal and tight, this opens into powerful complexity, the tannins almost lamby in flavor, the fruit a deep well for cassis. The 225 acres of vines at Spring Mountain Vineyard were orginally planted in the 19th century by four separate owners, now provided a range of elevations and expositions for this wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Dense violet overlaid with deep brick red notes. Nose of raspberry and white pepper. Body exhibits fresh forest air and dark plummy fruit, and finishes roundly with wood and spice notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

Rich and vibrant in acids and tannins, this Cabernet feels like it was obviously grown in a good place. It flatters the palate with blackberry and black cherry flavors, with a currant ripeness accentuated by 80% new French oak. Forward and elaborate now, it doesnandrsquo;t seem like an ager despite the tannins, so drink nowandndash;2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 02/14/2013

Dense violet overlaid with deep brick red notes. Nose of raspberry and white pepper. Body exhibits fresh forest air and dark plummy fruit and finishes roundly with wood and spice notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 05/27/2011

A very good effort from this long established winery on Spring Mountain, the dark ruby-hued 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers hints of dried herbs, underbrush, red and black currants, and wet rocks. This spicy, medium-bodied Cabernet can be consumed now... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/14/2013

The aromatics of this wine possess an intriguing fusion of cassis chocolate and berry pie filling with hints of violet and mint. The palate is full-bodied and lush; chewy tannins and flavors echo bittersweet chocolate and blackberries. The finish is all satin and silk with flavors that linger like a fond memory. This mouthfilling substantial wine with concentrated flavors is poised to age beautifully over time yet fully enjoyable now.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 06/19/2013

[No tasting note was given.]


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