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Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 2016

$210.00
$210.00
|
$147.00 Up to 30 % Discount

Incredibly concentrated, the 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is bold yet bright with a pronounced licorice finish. The intense violet hue lends well to a nose dominated by red fruit and spice. Pomegranate, sage, thyme, and rosemary blend seamlessly with a subtle mineral quality.

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Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 2016

$210.00
$210.00
|
$147.00 Up to 30 % Discount

Incredibly concentrated, the 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is bold yet bright with a pronounced licorice finish. The intense violet hue lends well to a nose dominated by red fruit and spice. Pomegranate, sage, thyme, and rosemary blend seamlessly with a subtle mineral quality.

95 PTS JAMES SUCKLING

94 PTS WINE SPECTATOR

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Attributes

  • Style

    Red

Description

Incredibly concentrated, the 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is bold yet bright with a pronounced licorice finish. The intense violet hue lends well to a nose dominated by red fruit and spice. Pomegranate, sage, thyme, and rosemary blend seamlessly with a subtle mineral quality.

95 PTS JAMES SUCKLING

94 PTS WINE SPECTATOR

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

2016 is a great vintage, driven by elegance and concentration. The growing season started early, as moderate conditions in July and August prompted the fruits’ steady development. By the end of August—thanks to several warm days—the grapes achieved the perfect aromatic and phenolic ripeness. Devoid of excess sugar, the fruit produced wine that was concentrated and deep, while also bright and fresh.

VINIFICATION

In crafting this single vineyard wine, we sourced Cabernet Sauvignon from blocks 728, 752, 758, 760, 767, and 780—the most refined and expressive blocks on our Spring Mountain property. Once harvested from vines that averaged 25 years old, the bunches were hand-sorted, destemmed and optically sorted to ensure each individual berry met our exacting standards. We took extra care in utilizing only small cuves throughout the fermentation process, which aided in enhancing the skin contact and gently extracting the polyphenols. The must was fermented in separate lots, and— after undergoing malolactic fermentation in barrel—was aged for 12 months. It was then blended and returned to barrel for another 6 months of aging.