1997 Spring Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
DescriptionSpring Mountain Vineyard is an 845-acre estate on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley where austere soils produce extremely low yields of intensely flavored, long-lived wines. Only 225 acres are planted to vine, representing 135 discrete vineyard blocks with multiple soil types, exposures and microclimates. The privately owned estate is comprised of four historic vineyards first planted to vine in the late 1800s. Only estate bottled wines are produced. Ripe and juicy, with plum, black cherry and blackberry flavors, picking up sage, anise and dusty notes, finishing with firm, complex tannins.Best from 2002 through 2012. (7322 cases produced) Another wine in what we have come to call the 'black-beauty' style. It has heavily toasted oak, espresso, black cherry and menthol aromas and flavors. The fruit seems subdued here, but the wine is nevertheless well integrated, with a full mouthfeel and long finish.