Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley


Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, light earth, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, dried meats and herbs.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, herbs, spices, earth, light vegetables, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Big, yet elegant. Fruit forward and spicy.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

This 5 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.

A tiny production of only 600 bottle.

Good by itself and with food. Paired wonderfully with meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 4 days ago

Paul, Eric and 10 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Omg what a bottle. Amazing at PnP but we corked and waited a day—paid off on aces. What a beautifully layered and delicious wine! Drinking great right now—I wouldn’t wait too much longer on these. So good! — 25 days ago

Trent Tishkowski
with Trent
Shay, Eric and 17 others liked this

School House Vineyard

Mescolanza Red Blend 2013

Anytime School House pops up on LB- buy. — 25 days ago

Turd, Senator and 1 other liked this
Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Shit did I miss this one

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is an Interesting Cabernet from Spring Mountain.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, green pepper, tobacco leaf, coffee and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet is still young, and shows lots of earthy notes. Feels like a left bank Bordeaux. The Cabernet franc is very dominant right now.

A good sipping wine with good structure and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 6 days ago

Doug, Shay and 12 others liked this

School House Vineyard

Spring Mountain District Pinot Noir 2010

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Pretty nose of black currants, black cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, light oak, wild flowers, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, earth, light oak, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with very little tannins and sour cranberries.

This 12 year old Pinot Noir from Napa Valley is delicious now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Actually, it feels more like a Burgundy Pinot Noir. Interesting stuff.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Nicely balanced and good by itself.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is peaking now. A great sipping wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

I had the 2014 a year ago, and this is even better. Delicious wine.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$210. ($65 current vintage).
— a month ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
Shay, Trixie and 12 others liked this

Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Great wine that kept getting better and worked really well with the steak. Continuing to have a great evening with colleagues. Was great to contrast this with the 2001 Bordeaux — a month ago

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Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Rosé 2021

Bright neon cherry in color.

On the nose light raspberries, citrus, limes, green apples, light herbs and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, sour cherries, limes, green apples, red grapefruit, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with limes and light almonds.

This is a unique Cabernet Franc Rosé from Napa Valley. Feels fresh with some weight on the mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Tangy and easy drinking.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with food too.

A blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot. A tiny production of less than 2,000 bottles.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— a month ago

Shay, Trixie and 16 others liked this

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Barnett Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc 2018

Great with Indian food! So smooth and rich — 3 hours ago

Craig Larson
with Craig

Ridge Vineyards

Dynamite Hill Petite Sirah Zinfandel

W. Vestiges of fruit the first night with the usual incredible balance more tannins the second night. — 17 days ago

York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Alder Yarrow

Could this be the best $14 I’ve ever spent in wine? If not it certainly is a contender. I loved these wines when they were first made and a couple of years ago I stumbled across a bunch of older wines being sold at BottleBarn and had to snap them up. They age beautifully. This one I think is perhaps just slightly past it’s peak, but is utterly delicious with aromas of leather, smoked meats, and dried flowers, with flavors of red apple skin, red miso, earth, and leather mixed with a touch of dried citrus peel and dried cherries. Still excellent acidity and billowy velvet-soft tannins. I think we have @Cathy Corison to thank for this one, along with Fritz Maytag. — a month ago

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