Spring Mountain Vineyard

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.332 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Jake Hajer

Aging well. Color is dark, saturated to the rim. Fruit smells a little of age. But should age another ten. Potting soil, blackberry.

Aging well. Color is dark, saturated to the rim. Fruit smells a little of age. But should age another ten. Potting soil, blackberry.

Jan 30th, 2022
Rick Baumgarten

Dark and opaque. Rich,earthy nose. Lots of sediment and the wine seemed almost chewy. Lots of dark fruit. Lush finish.

Dark and opaque. Rich,earthy nose. Lots of sediment and the wine seemed almost chewy. Lots of dark fruit. Lush finish.

Sep 27th, 2015
David Devan

The only thing I dislike about this wine is the horrible label. There I said it! It's a great place, wonderful history and good wines... But the packaging is boring.

The only thing I dislike about this wine is the horrible label. There I said it! It's a great place, wonderful history and good wines... But the packaging is boring.

Sep 9th, 2015
Rob Klbecka

Another great example of SM Cabernet.

Another great example of SM Cabernet.

Jan 28th, 2014
Paul K
9.3

Showing great now. Gave it an hour and it evolved over the next 4. Starts with nose of dusty strawberries, sandalwood, leather, and earth. Resolved tannins, blackberry, sour cherry, and a little black raspberry. Definitely a tartness to the fruit. Shows some age too with a little prune and leather.
This wine is a sentimental favorite as it was the first wine we had at a tasting 10 years ago on my wife and my (almost) first date.

Showing great now. Gave it an hour and it evolved over the next 4. Starts with nose of dusty strawberries, sandalwood, leather, and earth. Resolved tannins, blackberry, sour cherry, and a little black raspberry. Definitely a tartness to the fruit. Shows some age too with a little prune and leather.
This wine is a sentimental favorite as it was the first wine we had at a tasting 10 years ago on my wife and my (almost) first date.

Sep 6th, 2022
Paul K
9.3

Drinking beautifully tonight!

Drinking beautifully tonight!

Jun 11th, 2021
Laura

Wine tasting with #ameriprise lovely complex wine

Wine tasting with #ameriprise lovely complex wine

Apr 30th, 2021
Paul K
9.0

Losing steam. This bottle anyway.

Losing steam. This bottle anyway.

Mar 24th, 2021
Andy Hall

Nose and structure reminds me of a 1990’s california cab. Nice long finish with earthy notes throughout. Drank 1/2 the bottle on night one and the other 1/2 on night two. Better on night two, so I averaged the score between big he a one and two.

Nose and structure reminds me of a 1990’s california cab. Nice long finish with earthy notes throughout. Drank 1/2 the bottle on night one and the other 1/2 on night two. Better on night two, so I averaged the score between big he a one and two.

Jan 5th, 2021
Jason Gelman

fun new year’s eve wine. interestingly there are almost no signs of age here - still so young and ridiculously powerful even 14 years in. oak and fruit are still prominent. i’d imagine this needs another 10-15 years to integrate and mellow out (at least for my palate). if drinking now i’d give this 4+ hours of air

fun new year’s eve wine. interestingly there are almost no signs of age here - still so young and ridiculously powerful even 14 years in. oak and fruit are still prominent. i’d imagine this needs another 10-15 years to integrate and mellow out (at least for my palate). if drinking now i’d give this 4+ hours of air

Jan 2nd, 2021