Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Château Chevalier Cuvée 2004

Member Review by EMark:

Deep colored, no sign of brownish tinge. Nose is earthy. Initial sip has "sweetish" tinge. As the wine moves over the palate earthiness and plum/prune flavors take over. Very noticeable but not dismaying tannin. This wine might be described as "rough," but, to me, it just seems characteristic of its Spring Mountain origin. US$19.99 in 2010.

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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 Château Chevalier Cuvée

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,130
4.00 5
09/06/2011

Deep colored, no sign of brownish tinge. Nose is earthy. Initial sip has "sweetish" tinge. As the wine moves over the palate earthiness and plum/prune flavors take over. Very noticeable but not dismaying tannin. This wine might be described as "rough," but, to me, it just seems characteristic of its Spring Mountain origin. US$19.99 in 2010.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
03/06/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine 3/6/10


Snooth User: tkurzius
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4.00 5
06/29/2010

Four glasses



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