Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.438 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec, aged for 22 Months in new French oak, 1,960 cases made. Deep Ruby with developing aromas of black berry fruits, sweet spice and notes of blossom and oak. On the palate pronounced flavors of blackberry, black cherry and black plum, almost jammy, some sweet spice and cacao notes. Fine structured soft tannins, well integrated, long finish, ending with fresh fruit character, just starting to add some leather, nutty notes and oak. Outstanding, drinking well, beginning starting to develop some bottle age, but has a decade to go! Tasting Sample.

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec, aged for 22 Months in new French oak, 1,960 cases made. Deep Ruby with developing aromas of black berry fruits, sweet spice and notes of blossom and oak. On the palate pronounced flavors of blackberry, black cherry and black plum, almost jammy, some sweet spice and cacao notes. Fine structured soft tannins, well integrated, long finish, ending with fresh fruit character, just starting to add some leather, nutty notes and oak. Outstanding, drinking well, beginning starting to develop some bottle age, but has a decade to go! Tasting Sample.

Dec 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.3

January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.

Called this Napa Cab. Sweet and ripe fruit core. Dark in the glass with a tinge of purple. A little surprised this is a mountain wine as the structure wasn’t as I would have thought, but this is drinking in its prime. There was some leather up front, but it was mainly blackberry, plum, fig, and an Andes dark chocolate mint finish. Wonderful.

January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.

Called this Napa Cab. Sweet and ripe fruit core. Dark in the glass with a tinge of purple. A little surprised this is a mountain wine as the structure wasn’t as I would have thought, but this is drinking in its prime. There was some leather up front, but it was mainly blackberry, plum, fig, and an Andes dark chocolate mint finish. Wonderful.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2019
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.1

Young but in a nice polished style. Should hold up nicely

Young but in a nice polished style. Should hold up nicely

May 22nd, 2013
Brian Lindke

Some wines age well, while others age amazingly well.
This one is the later version.
Deep and brooding with supple notes.
Bramble and blackberry with blue fruit and figs.
Even bigger on the mid palate with a loooong silky seductive finish that lingers longer!
These Elivette Cab blends are made to age and they rarely disappoint!
Happy Fourth of July weekend!

Some wines age well, while others age amazingly well.
This one is the later version.
Deep and brooding with supple notes.
Bramble and blackberry with blue fruit and figs.
Even bigger on the mid palate with a loooong silky seductive finish that lingers longer!
These Elivette Cab blends are made to age and they rarely disappoint!
Happy Fourth of July weekend!

Jul 3rd, 2022
Chris Sowick

Extremely smooth tannins. Floral tones.

Extremely smooth tannins. Floral tones.

Feb 13th, 2022
Brian Lindke

12 years young a beautiful out of the bottle.
Spring Mnt Vineyards recommends holding for a minimum of 10 years.
The way it holds up clearly demonstrates it can go 10 more.
Truly delicious wine with great backbone!

12 years young a beautiful out of the bottle.
Spring Mnt Vineyards recommends holding for a minimum of 10 years.
The way it holds up clearly demonstrates it can go 10 more.
Truly delicious wine with great backbone!

Apr 19th, 2020
Mono Head

2008 elivette. Smell is full. Definitely greens on the nose. Rich , I get more cocoa. This is probably my favorite. 9.2. At spring.

2008 elivette. Smell is full. Definitely greens on the nose. Rich , I get more cocoa. This is probably my favorite. 9.2. At spring.

Dec 1st, 2018
Mono Head

2008 elivette. Smell is full. Definitely greens on the nose. Rich , I get more cocoa. This is probably my favorite. 9.2

2008 elivette. Smell is full. Definitely greens on the nose. Rich , I get more cocoa. This is probably my favorite. 9.2

Nov 23rd, 2018
Brian Lindke

Smooth, complex, maintaining ample fruit on the nose and pallet.
Chocolate covered cherries entwined with tobacco, leather and a hint of herb.
Lingering soft finish.
Giant blend from the big Mnt .
Excellent structure 10 years out!

Smooth, complex, maintaining ample fruit on the nose and pallet.
Chocolate covered cherries entwined with tobacco, leather and a hint of herb.
Lingering soft finish.
Giant blend from the big Mnt .
Excellent structure 10 years out!

Apr 25th, 2018
Michael Djerf

Haven’t met a spring mountain bottle I didn’t love. Complex. A wine that makes you sip and then think about everything you’re tasting. Mmmm unfiltered is good

Haven’t met a spring mountain bottle I didn’t love. Complex. A wine that makes you sip and then think about everything you’re tasting. Mmmm unfiltered is good

Jan 1st, 2018