The 2014 vintage was a great year for Spring Mountain Vineyard. Continued drought conditions accelerated the phenological stages in the vineyard, which led to an earlier than normal harvest, but the warm conditions allowed for excellent ripening. The 2013 / 2014 Winter was one of the driest on record, however, scattered rainstorms early in the growing season provided the vines much needed water as the early bud break was starting. Favorable weather during set allowed the vines to produce a healthy balanced quantity of clusters with small and concentrated berries. The harvest for the Bordeax varieties began on September 12th and continued through October 14th. The resulting wines show wonderful concentration and depth of flavor framed by a dense and fine tannin structure.
About our Cabernet Sauvignon
Over 225 acres of the estate are planted to vine, representing 135
distinct hillside vineyard blocks with many soil types, exposures and
microclimates. Originally four individual 19th century Napa Valley
vineyards, Miravalle, Alba, Chevalier and La Perla are now one vineyard
producing exclusively estate grown wines. A substantial portion of the
vineyard is planted in densities of over 4,000 vines per acre. Growing
primarily Bordeaux grape varieties, the vineyard yields distinctive
mountain wines that consistently display concentration, elegance and
longevity and our Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception.
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.