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Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain 2017

$210.00
$210.00
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The wine reveals itself with a deep red ruby color with violet hues. On the nose it opens up with intense notes of red fruit, evolving into darker blackberry and cassis. A complex layer of aromatic herbs rises in the background, with hints of pine and cardamom. On the palate, the wine is lush and dense, revealing it's mountain signature in the mid palate with structure, fine tannins, savory aromatics and a very long finish.

95 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING

Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain 2017

$210.00
$210.00
|

The wine reveals itself with a deep red ruby color with violet hues. On the nose it opens up with intense notes of red fruit, evolving into darker blackberry and cassis. A complex layer of aromatic herbs rises in the background, with hints of pine and cardamom. On the palate, the wine is lush and dense, revealing it's mountain signature in the mid palate with structure, fine tannins, savory aromatics and a very long finish.

95 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING

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Attributes

  • Collections

    Wine

  • Product Weight (Lbs)

    3

  • Style

    Red

Description

The wine reveals itself with a deep red ruby color with violet hues. On the nose it opens up with intense notes of red fruit, evolving into darker blackberry and cassis. A complex layer of aromatic herbs rises in the background, with hints of pine and cardamom. On the palate, the wine is lush and dense, revealing it's mountain signature in the mid palate with structure, fine tannins, savory aromatics and a very long finish.

95 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING

Details

VINEYARD

The Newtons purchased the Spring Mountain property in 1977. Working with almost 500 acres of mountainous and heavily forested terrain, they planted a 73-acre vineyard and built our winery at the site. We have developed an intimate working knowledge of the land over the years. An extensive replanting program has allowed us to fully delve into the property’s veritable treasure trove of winegrowing potential. The mature vineyard now features red Bordeaux varieties exclusively, and ranges in altitude from 500 to 1600 feet. It is characterized by a complex combination of both sedimentary and volcanic soils—as well as diverse, moderately fertile, and well-drained conditions perfectly suited for Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are deeply complex with aromatic high notes that complement the richly textured and layered palate.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

2017 should be divided into two components: before and after Labor Day. The year started with extended rainfall, followed by a mild Spring, resulting in extended flowering with little shatter. Temperatures remained mild through the growing season up until August, which allowed for great flavor development in line with sugar accumulation. During Labor Day weekend, a heatwave kicked harvest into high gear. Sugar levels returned to normal when the weather cooled. All of our fruit was fermenting at the winery by October 8th—minus half of our Mount Veeder yield, which remained on the vine. On October 9th, a wildfire hit the Napa/Sonoma regions, ending the vintage for Newton. We did not pick any of the remaining fruit from Mount Veeder.

VINIFICATION

This single vineyard wine was sourced from blocks 704, 728, 752, 758, and 780—the most refined and expressive Cabernet parcels from our Spring Mountain estate. The bunches were hand harvested, muanually selected, destemmed and optically sorted to ensure each individual berry met our exacting standards. Fermentation was done in separate, small batches to enhance skin contact and gently extract the phenolics. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in french oak barrels; 60% new and returned to barrel for another 6 months of aging after blending.