Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.372 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc & 5% Merlot, aged for 22 Months in new French oak. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of red and black fruits and notes of oak, rich cacao, spice with earthy mineral. On the palate flavors of blackberry, raspberry and ripe fig with some leather, tobacco, pepper and nutty earthy tones. Fine developed chewy tannins, good structure, long finish, ready to drink, has nicely developed tertiary flavors and aromas with great mouthfeel ending with earthy fruit character. Wonderful! Outstanding! Tasting Sample.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc & 5% Merlot, aged for 22 Months in new French oak. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of red and black fruits and notes of oak, rich cacao, spice with earthy mineral. On the palate flavors of blackberry, raspberry and ripe fig with some leather, tobacco, pepper and nutty earthy tones. Fine developed chewy tannins, good structure, long finish, ready to drink, has nicely developed tertiary flavors and aromas with great mouthfeel ending with earthy fruit character. Wonderful! Outstanding! Tasting Sample.

Dec 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

My co-red WOTD. Perfumed with sweet oak, candied black cherries and cocoa dusted dates. Youthful. Big structure in place but not overly gripping. Dusty covered blackberries, plum and peppercorn, showing a hint of leather. Gorgeous. I called this late ‘00s/early 2010 Napa Cab.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

My co-red WOTD. Perfumed with sweet oak, candied black cherries and cocoa dusted dates. Youthful. Big structure in place but not overly gripping. Dusty covered blackberries, plum and peppercorn, showing a hint of leather. Gorgeous. I called this late ‘00s/early 2010 Napa Cab.

Sep 5th, 2019
Brad Bowles

Damn good wine, company, food, and service! This wine is peaking, with strong tannins balanced against dark fruit, mild tobacco and leather, and hints of citrus. This goes straight to my "Top 10 Best Bottles EVER" list.

Damn good wine, company, food, and service! This wine is peaking, with strong tannins balanced against dark fruit, mild tobacco and leather, and hints of citrus. This goes straight to my "Top 10 Best Bottles EVER" list.

7 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.6

Tasted the 2004 a few weeks ago. Rating the same but this has slightly more fruit on the nose. A Bordeaux blend at its best. Both are well worth keeping a few more years. Definitely a wow wine.

Tasted the 2004 a few weeks ago. Rating the same but this has slightly more fruit on the nose. A Bordeaux blend at its best. Both are well worth keeping a few more years. Definitely a wow wine.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2017
Rick Baumgarten

Elegant bridge between Napa and Bordeaux.

Elegant bridge between Napa and Bordeaux.

Apr 15th, 2016
Brian Tuite

Only 558 bottles left!

Only 558 bottles left!

Aug 7th, 2015
Nick Serra

Explosive nose of velvety red fruits and cocoa. For a ten year old wine the acid an tannins are still quite grippy. This can lay down for quite a few more years. I'm glad I coravin-ed a glass out and can sit on the rest of the bottle for a while.

Explosive nose of velvety red fruits and cocoa. For a ten year old wine the acid an tannins are still quite grippy. This can lay down for quite a few more years. I'm glad I coravin-ed a glass out and can sit on the rest of the bottle for a while.

May 17th, 2015
Rick Baumgarten

Elegant Bordx blend

Elegant Bordx blend

Dec 15th, 2013
Steve Bridge

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary with one of our favorites.

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary with one of our favorites.

Oct 29th, 2021
Andy Hall

The glass never left my hand! Excellent from start to finish. Aging gracefully with soft tannins and nice balance of fruit and acid. Structurally very sound and long layered finish.

The glass never left my hand! Excellent from start to finish. Aging gracefully with soft tannins and nice balance of fruit and acid. Structurally very sound and long layered finish.

Oct 18th, 2021