Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette 2015 - The Grape Tray

Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette 2015

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Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette 2015


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Winemaker Notes :

Capitalizing on the diversity of Spring Mountain's complex vineyard, vines are planted in 135 discrete hillside blocks that rise from 400 to 1,600 feet above sea level on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain. The austere mountain soils yield fewer than two tons of grapes per acre, yet the resulting wines reflect intense varietal character, supple tannin structure and bright acidity. To fully preserve the unique qualities of each block, the fruit from each is kept separate for fermentation and barrel aging. After selecting only the most elegant wines from specific barrels of the classic Bordeaux varietals, Elivette is blended to become the finest expression of the Spring Mountain Vineyard.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Brand Spring Mountain Vineyard
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Wine SpectatorDense yet energetic, delivering Black Mission fig and dark plum fruit flavors, while vigorous bramble and licorice snap notes push from behind. Flashes of sage and sassafras peek through, giving this lift and cut on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2022 through 2040. 1,810 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2019