Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all throughout our property, so that when we blend together, we have a level of complexity that results in an interesting wine with a very long finish.  Spring Mountain Cabernet is known for its thick skin, strong tannin, and dark fruit characteristics.  This wine ages extremely well, and if you can’t wait 15 years, we have a few older bottles that we have held onto just for you. 

Vintages Available : 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Current Release: 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

VARIETAL PERCENTAGE: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

AGE OF VINES AND SOIL TYPE: 23‐31 year old vines planted in deep volcanic
soils at a 2000′ elevation

DATE PICKED: 9/8/14–10/1/14

AVERAGE HARVEST SUGAR: 25.2 degrees Brix

AVE. FERMENTATION TIME/TEMPERATURE RANGE: 12 days, 58–84 F

FERMENTATION CONTAINER/MACERATION: Open fermentation in small
containers, punched down twice a day.

ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING

Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.6 TA: 6.83g/L VA: 0.52 g/L R.S.: Dry

LENGTH/TYPE OF AGING: 33 months in 60 gal Oak barrels: 45% new French
Oak, 55% 2–3 year old French Oak.

BOTTLED: May 2017

APPROXIMATE LIFESPAN (under proper cellar conditions): 20+ years.

CASES PRODUCED: 2,715 cases

WINEMAKER: Andrew T. Schweiger

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Estate grown on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain overlooking the Napa
Valley, the 2014 vintage of our Cabernet Sauvignon has a distinct elegance. The texture is a delicate balance of youthful
grit and a velvety mouthfeel. The red plum, cedar, oak, and licorice linger on the palate, harmoniously integrated for
32 months in the finest French oak barrels. Our Cabernets are age worthy, but can also be enjoyed young.

Download Printable Version of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes