“A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain offers a classic Mountain fruit profile with its complex aromatics and fresh, focused, chiseled and structured style on the palate. Mulberries, incense, exotic flowers, and spice all leap from the glass of this inky colored Cabernet Sauvignon, and it’s medium to full-bodied, structured and vibrant on the palate. Brought up in 80% new French oak, it has loads of potential but needs 2-4 years of bottle age.”
Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (12/29/17)
Joan Crowley’s beautiful vineyard at 2000’ along the summit of Spring Mountain has produced special wines since our first release in 2005. Starting with the 2014 vintage, we were able to add additional fruit from this site to our Spring Mountain bottling … from the center rows in the best section of the vineyard. 2015 was a brilliant year in this block, displaying the mountain’s special blue notes — blueberry, boysenberry and exotic plum fruits — that are so distinctive to Cabernet grown on its slopes.
This cabernet is simply stunning. Ripe fruit aromas of blueberry, huckleberry and currant meet hints of mocha, baking spice and black licorice. On the juicy, complex palate, blue and black fruits take center stage, followed by a firm, full mid-palate. This inky, vibrant wine offers finesse, restraint and intensity, all wrapped into one.
BLEND: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
HARVEST DATES: September 22 - 30, 2015
AVERAGE SUGAR: 26.2° BRIX | TA: 6.5g/L | pH: 3.64 | ALCOHOL: 14.8%
BARREL AGING: 18 months in Chateau-style French oak; 80% new. Unfiltered and unfined.
BOTTLING DATE: April 27, 2017
CASES PRODUCED: 833