When Spring Mountain Vineyard was established in the early 1990s it combined four separate properties--La Perla, Chevalier, Alba and Miravalle--and a lot of Napa Valley history. It also quickly established itself as the source of some extremely age-worthy wines. Form the winery: "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."