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2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

94+ POINTS

 

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About This Wine:
Perched at 2000' along the summit of Spring Mountain, Joan Crowley’s beautiful vineyard has produced extraordinary wines since our first Spring Mountain release back in 2005. This incredible site is primarily dry-farmed, reducing vigor and crop yield and resulting in small, flavor-packed berries. 2016 once again captures Spring Mountain’s round, plush blue notes so distinctive to the Cabernet grown on its slopes.

BLEND: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
HARVEST DATES: September 29-October 11, 2016
AVERAGE SUGAR: 25.9° Brix | TA: 6.2g/L pH: 3.68
BARREL AGING: 18 mo. French oak; 80% new/20% 2nd yr. Unfiltered & unfined.
BOTTLING DATE: April 25, 2018
CASES PRODUCED: 1050
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 1.5L | 3L

Email or call to inquire about previous vintages (707) 252-2250 x1 or x2.

Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Spring Mountain
Tasting Notes:

2016 in Napa Valley was considered an “exceptional vintage,” with ideal growing conditions, moderate yields and superb wine quality. The early, moderate weather and lack of significant heat events made for one of the best quality vintages of recent memory. Compared to the previous four vintages, 2016 saw wetter spring soil conditions, requiring careful canopy maintenance. Yields were moderate to below average going into harvest. Tannin quantity was overall slightly low, but tannin quality is excellent.The 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet offers up polished, silky texture with exotic notes of sweet red cherry, pomegranate and blood orange all framed by mint and wild flowers. This gracious wine offers finesse, restraint and intensity. Accessible now, this wine will only improve in bottle.

Ratings:

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain) is suave, silky and super-polished. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, pomegranate and wild flowers give the 2016 a distinctly exotic quality that is hugely appealing. Medium in body and decidedly gracious, the 2016 speaks to finesse above all else. Although a few years in bottle will only help, the Spring Mountain is the most accessible of these 2016s.” —Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com 12/14/18

Awards:

94+ POINTS “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain) is suave, silky and super-polished. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, pomegranate and wild flowers give the 2016 a distinctly exotic quality that is hugely appealing. Medium in body and decidedly gracious, the 2016 speaks to finesse above all else. Although a few years in bottle will only help, the Spring Mountain is the most accessible of these 2016s.” —Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com 12/14/18 93 POINTS "There’s a lot to like about this blend of 95 percent cabernet sauvignon with some cabernet franc and petit verdot. It delivers deeply ripe plums and blackberries with the right balance of ripeness and freshness. Drink or hold." —James Suckling, jamessuckling.com 11/19/2018

Vineyard Notes:

The Crowley vineyard is a close fit for our mountain Cabernet portfolio from the highest elevations of Napa Valley. Overlooking St. Helena from its perch at 2,000 feet, this vineyard’s rocky volcanic soil, varied hillside exposures, and moderate climate produce densely concentrated wine grapes. The mountain is cooled by afternoon breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean, creating moderate daytime temperatures and cooler nights that allow grapes to ripen slowly without pushing high alcohol and sugars.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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