2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2013
Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Spring Mountain
2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
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2013
Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Spring Mountain
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Very dark with dark ruby edges, this Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich depth filled with red fruit, dark cherry, blueberry, and nicely integrated oak spices. It contains nuances of dark chocolate cherry truffle, cocoa powder, tobacco and bay laurel. The palette is reminiscent of red raspberry and cherry juice with firm yet resolved tannin structure and balance of body and acidity. A great example of a mountain Cabernet, with rich extraction of abundant flavors resulting in excellent depth.

93 points, Wine Advocate, Oct 2016

Details

Above the fog line, these mountain top vineyards produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The soils here, along with cooler daytime climate and warmer nights, develop small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.

Vintage 2013
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date October 9 to 18, 2013
Acid 0.62g/100ml
pH 3.82
Aging Aged in barrel 789 days
Bottling Date April 2016
Alcohol % 14.5%

Above the fog line, these mountain top vineyards produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The soils here, along with cooler daytime climate and warmer nights, develop small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.

Vineyard Notes

York Creek (79.2%), Yverdon (20.8%): Spring Mountain AVA. These mountain top vineyards, in the Spring Mountain appellation, produce dark fruit with tons of depth, extract and structure. The mountain top soils are sedimentary, shallow, generally well drained, sandy loam in texture, uniquely mineral rich, and acidic with low fertility. With a cool climate in general, this mountain top vineyard is typically above the fog line. With warmer nights and cooler days than the valley floor, high temperatures usually top out at 85 deg F. This terroir develops small vines with low yields, small berries and very flavorful wines.


Production Notes

Following 2012, we had another “near perfect vintage”. A warm, dry winter and spring brought early bud break. The dry weather helped lower canopy vigor and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With one heat spike in late June, early July, the growing temperatures were near ideal for vine growth and ripening. The season as a hole, was a good two weeks early on the average and really quite dry. There were two rain storms in midSeptember that didn’t amount to any consequence, as most of the thin skinned varieties came in early.

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