2007 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On the upper ridges of Spring Mountain lies the vineyard that produces grapes for this decadent wine. Planted in 1972, the vines are dry farmed and grow on steep southern-facing slopes which produce, along with many of their famous neighbors, concentrated flavors and bold mountain structure.
We sourced fruit from two distinct blocks within the vineyard. The primary block sits in a small bowl with a steep terraced incline, getting plenty of direct sunlight to ripen tannins and flavors. The second block runs along the top of a ridge, adding classic Cabernet Sauvignon herbal notes.
91 points – Connoisseurs' Guide