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Spring Mountain Vineyard Red Blend Spring Mountain District Reserve 1999

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A big, rich, dense and distinctive California red that adds some earthy, leathery dimensions to its appealing core of currant and plummy, minerally Cabernet fruit flavors. Tightens on the finish, with mouthcoating tannins... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Reserve 750ml

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Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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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: 1997 10/30/2013

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External Reviews for Spring Mountain Vineyard Red Blend Spring Mountain District Reserve

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Vintage: 1997 07/21/2012

A big, rich, dense and distinctive California red that adds some earthy, leathery dimensions to its appealing core of currant and plummy, minerally Cabernet fruit flavors. Tightens on the finish, with mouthcoating tannins... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 09/24/2010

This cuvee of 41,832 bottles possesses a Bordeaux-like austerity, as well as abundant quantities of sweet cassis, cedar, and spice notes in the complex bouquet. The dark ruby color is followed by a dense, concentrated wine with an emphasis on elegance and symmetry as opposed to power and flamboyance. The finish is quite tannic. Cellar this 1997 for 2-3 years and consume it over the following 12-15.


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Vintage: 1997 01/16/2009

...possesses a Bordeaux-like austerity, as well as abundant quantities of sweet cassis, cedar, and spice notes in the complex bouquet. The dark ruby color is followed by a dense, concentrated wine with an emphasis on elegance and symmetry as opposed ... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Reserve 750ml




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