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Winery Tour and Tasting: Spring Mountain Estate

Spring Mountain, CA

Tasted October 13, 2004 by 97mjr with 993 views

Introduction

A walking tour of the Miravalle Estate, the setting for the TV series Falcon Crest, included wine caves, vineyards, gardens, and winemaking facility. Tour included 8 people, beginning at 10AM. Must make a reservation in advance; lasted approximately 1½ hours. The $25 per person fee is applicable to wine purchases.

Flight 1 (5 notes)

Tour ended with a tour of the Victorian Mansion and a sampling of 4 wines--included bonus 5th tasting. At 8:30am each day prior to the tasting, the wine are opened for tasting at ~11am.

White
2002 Spring Mountain Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Citrus, butter; nice light; bought 3 bottles.
Red
2001 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Red Wine USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Soft tannins, minerality. Drinking surprisingly well now, but will benefit from time.
Red
2001 Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
big dark fruit, long tannic finish. will benefit from time.
Red
2001 Spring Mountain Vineyard Syrah USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Medium body, bright fruit, licorice. Fun wine.
Red
1999 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
licorice, spicy, chocolate. preferred the 2001 Ellivette

Closing

One of the best tours in Napa. Be sure to call in advance.

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