Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
The wine has a very bright ruby red color with scarlet tones and medium depth. The high intensity aroma
is very fragrant yet complex: black cherry fruit, cassis, toasty oak, deep spicy flavors, and devil’s food cake
aromas with hints of ginger. The wine is well structured with soft tannins.
Cool wet spring, rain during bloom, with cool temperatures ranging from 75 to 80 degrees during the day
and hovering in the upper 40’s at night continued throughout both spring and summer. This long, cool,
growing season resulted in beautifully balanced fruit and fabulous flavor development in the wines.
Originally four individual historic Napa Valley properties, Miravalle, La Perla, Alba, and Chevalier have
now been combined to create an 850 acre estate of forest and vineyard on the eastern slopes of Spring
Mountain overlooking the small town of Saint Helena. Over 225 acres of the estate are planted to vine,
creating 135 separate hillside vineyard blocks each with its own unique soil, exposure, and microclimate.
The vineyard is planted in densities of 4,000 vines per acre and trained to the ancient gobelet form, a
vertical trellising method that was invented in an earlier millennium by the Romans.
|Appellation||Spring Mountain District|
|Brand||Spring Mountain Vineyard|