“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain actually comes from the Crowley Vineyard on the steep slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, planted at nearly 2,000 feet. The beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a cool, almost floral note, medium to full body and sensational purity and texture found in this full-bodied wine are classic Spring Mountain characteristics. This is a beauty of finesse and restraint, yet intensity. Drink it over the next 25 years.”
-- Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, December 29, 2016
Joan Crowley’s beautiful vineyard at 2000’ along the summit of Spring Mountain has produced special wines since our first release in 2005. With the 2014 vintage, however, we enter a new chapter in our relationship. At long last, we were able to obtain the best section of the vineyard (another terrific producer has changed to their own property that came on line). Our Spring Mountain District Cabernet might be half the price of theirs, but the wine is second fiddle to none. As Robert Parker Jr. noted in his review, “…sensational purity and texture found in this full-bodied wine are classic Spring Mountain characteristics.” For our winery, site expression is our number one goal.
In 2014 you will find the wine to be darker and denser than in previous vintages, and the wine has a tremendous perfume that leaps from the glass. The 2014 vintage was exceptional in and of itself, and when you add the fact that we received the heart of the vineyard for this wine, the combination has yielded amazing results. Pull your socks up tight when you get your first sip of this dark beauty, we don’t want you to lose them.
BLEND: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
AVERAGE SUGAR: 25° Brix | TA: 5.5g/L | PH: 3.7 | ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASES PRODUCED: 1312