of Syrah from the 2008 vintage allowed us to make a wine in the traditional
style of the northern Rhone – a fruit forward style that perfectly suits the
syrah from the Spring
Mountain estate. In 2008,
the second vintage with lower than normal rainfall, the yields were lower, but
the wines are concentrated with deep dark flavors.
About Spring Mountain Vineyard
Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 845-acre estate on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley
where austere soils produce extremely low yields of intensely flavored, long-lived wines. Only 225 acres
are planted to vine, representing 135 discrete vineyard blocks with multiple soil types, exposures and
microclimates. The privately owned estate is comprised of four historic vineyards first planted to vine in
the late 1800s. Only estate bottled wines are produced.