Due to its position in the valley, the overall growing season on Spring Mountain tends to be slightly warmer than other Napa mountain AVAs. These growing conditions provide Spring Mountain with considerable versatility; creating the perfect blend of climate, soils and exposure for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines from Spring Mountain often display more moderate, but substantial, fruit definition, and a suppler mouthfeel than the same grapes from other Napa Valley mountain appellations. This 2006 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon shows deep red purple color and lots of soft tannins, wrapped in intensely rich red stone fruit.
It pairs perfectly with rosemary crusted rack of lamb and grilled asparagus.
"An old-fashioned Spring Mountain Cabernet, marked by hard tannins and a mountain concentration of primary fruit that makes it too astringent and direct to enjoy now. With massive blackberry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and mineral flavors, it needs time to allow all the parts to conjoin. Give it another six years, at the very least.