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Spring Mountain Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Spring Mountain District Elivette 2001

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The growing season in 2001 was, dare we say, as close to perfect as it gets. This vintage gave us wines of exceptional depth, power and concentration with rich, dark flavors that linger on the palate to finish with style and polish. 2001 is a banner year for Spring Mountain Vineyard. Elivette sets the standard.

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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Spring Mountain District Elivette

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

big dark fruit, long tannic finish. will benefit from time.


Snooth User: Timothyj76
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5.00 5
01/03/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Spring Mountain Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend Spring Mountain District Elivette

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

This is Spring Mountainrsquo;s reserve bottling, made from certain lots of wine that are set aside because of their quality and distinctive personality. Itrsquo;s designed to be a long-lived wine of concentration, harmony and elegance. A near-perfect growing season gives this vintage exceptional depth, power and concentration, with rich, dark flavors that linger on the palate and finish with style and polish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A rich, smooth and seductive style that starts out with flashy toasty, smoky oak and leads to a ripe, slightly hot and intense wine with layers of currant and blackberry fruit that firms up on the finish, with a surge of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

When Jac Cole came to Spring Mt. in rsquo;01 he blended the selection from 110 vineyard blocks within the estatersquo;s three contiguous vineyards. The blend of the best lots is mostly Cabernet with 8% Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. My first notes on this wine were all about structure: its refinement, balance and harmony. And when leads with complete integration, its bound to be good. Slowly, over the course of a day this opens to a spiciness like black puer 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.



The growing season in 2001 was, dare we say, as close to perfect as it gets. This vintage gave us wines of exceptional depth, power and concentration with rich, dark flavors that linger on the palate to finish with style and polish. 2001 is a banner year for Spring Mountain Vineyard. Elivette sets the standard.

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