The appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley and the Santa Rosa Plain. Spring Mountain is similar to the Mount Veeder AVA due to the cool weather prevailing and smaller diurnal (day and night) changes. The vineyard is located at a 1,600 feet
elevation with primarily weathered volcanic soils, with high drainage. The mountain terrain along with it's cool weather pattern create an environment for Cabernet Sauvignon to have intense dark fruit flavors, satiny tannins and great aging potential.
If you have ever listened to Paco de Lucía, one of the masters of the flamenco guitar, you know that he can create a tableau of sound that, unlike that of any other guitarist of his era, possesses complexity, subtlety, power, and resonance.
The 2007 Lokoya Spring Mountain takes you on a similar journey—with the palate rather than the ears. The floral component, Italian soaked cherries, toast, minerality, and integrated fine tannins instantly transport you across a myriad of experiences.
"A classic mountain-styled effort is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain. Blueberries, acacia flowers, and lavender make appearances in this offering as well as a strong minerality, a subtle hint of oak, endearing elegance, medium to full body, a textured, layered mouthfeel, and superb purity, length, and overall equilibrium. This 2007 can be drunk now or cellared for 25 years.
The Wine Advocate