Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 (Napa Valley, California)

Spring Mountain Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(Napa Valley, California)


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1997 Vintage

Simply put, this is a great vintage. This wine is big, full bodied, and intense in flavor. 1997 was a warm year on Spring Mountain with unusually large fluctuations between day and night temperatures. Early ripening grapes bestowed rich colors, tannins, and a strong varietal character. This was the first year we had access to all the La Perla fruit which expanded our production and brought wonderful new lots into our wine inventory.

Grapes from each of the four vineyard properties are considered as we select the lots to be used in our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The multitude of top quality lots with distinctly different attributes allows us to be extremely selective in making the final blend. The result is a true Estate Cabernet Sauvignon that reflects the unique growing conditions of the Spring Mountain growing district.

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes

The wine has a brilliant ruby red color of considerable depth. The wine’s aroma gives impressions of smoke and cedar wood. It is developing a bouquet that is becoming more truffle-like and earthy with age. In the mouth, the wine displays a round and full entry on the palate with broad and soft tannins. The evolution of its flavor is a rich and velvety impression with a firm finish. A wholly satisfying year; and a vintage that is appealing at any stage of its long life.