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|Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 3 user opinions)|
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| ||Tasted by pdadams66 on 1/22/2015 & rated 89 points: Dark, complex and more earthy than most Cab Franc. Drinks well now. (205 views)|
| ||Tasted by jeffreymmckay on 9/5/2013 & rated 94 points: Delicious, incredibly intense, still very young. (880 views)|
| ||Tasted by Bakek on 5/8/2013 & rated 92 points: All velvet (956 views)|
| ||Tasted by winejnky on 3/24/2013 & rated 90 points: Like a lighter Cabernet Sauvignon, nice cherry fruit, a hint of oak, slightly hot on the finish. Perhaps not 100% integrated yet and maybe better down the line? I set some of this aside in a half bottle and came back three days later. It has really evolved; still a bit light, but showing a lot more fruit, very inviting floral/vanilla nose and extra smooth. Raised rating from 88 to 90. Make sure to decant this a few hours or wait a couple years. (963 views)|
Spring Mountain Vineyard Producer website
Vineyard: Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 850-acre estate on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain. Over 225 acres of the estate are planted to vine, representing 135 distinct hillside vineyard blocks with many soil types, exposures, and microclimates. Originally four individual 19th century Napa Valley vineyards, Miravalle, Alba, Chevalier and La Perla are now one vineyard producing estate bottled wines. A substantial portion of the vineyard is planted in densities of over 4,000 vines per acre. Because of the diverse and challenging terrain, the vines are trained to the ancient gobelet form. Growing primarily Bordeaux grape varieties, the vineyard yields distinctive mountain wines that consistently display concentration, elegance and longevity. The quintessential wine from the estate is Elivette.
Cabernet Franc Varietal character (Appellation America) | Wines & Vines article
USA WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!
California California Wines (Wine Institute of California)
California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.
Napa Valley Napa Valley Wineries and Wine (Napa Valley Vintners) | Article in CellarTracker
Spring Mountain DistrictWikipedia article on the Spring Mountain Distric AVA.