Pop and pour, wine shows fantastic out of the gate. Insanely dark, inky in the glass. Wonderful nose with loads of vanilla oak and a hint of pepper with a slight alcohol burn. First taste far exceeds expectation. Velvety tannin l, the vanilla note shines in this wine (which works wonderfully) for the price this wine is amazing. A Calistoga wine for the price and quality is almost unheard of in this day and age. Defiantly seek it out. — 3 years ago
Juicy, succulent with layers of texture. Black cherry and licorice with smoke, vanillin, and red rose petal. Really unique palate.. smooth and almost airy but with a beautiful cherry fruit texture. Blind, I would have guessed this to be the spring mountain, honestly. 100% single block Oakville vineyard. Nothing like regular oakville and I love it for that. — 5 years ago
100 percent unfiltered cab fro spring mountain that is absolutely delicious. — 2 years ago
Full of depth and complexity, notes of black raspberry, créme anglaise, graphite with great structure and a long finish. Only 780 cases produced. — 4 years ago
16.5/20 (91/100) Аромат спелой вишни, брусники и малинового варенья с легкой нотой поджаренного хлеба. Средняя тельность, высокая кислотность, довольно интенсивные, но гладкие по текстуре танины. Ягодное во вкусе с брусничной горчинкой. Весьма достойное вино. — 4 years ago
I've been enjoying some phenomenal Sauv Blancs the last 2-3 weeks, so I'm trying to be fair here, but it's hard when you have had Melka's SB, Bevan's SB, and the Addax SB (my favorite) all in your recent memory bank!
I'm becoming more familiar with Frias Family and am making it a point to visit my next time out to Napa. Their Spring Mountain Cab is absolutely delicious, and this SB is refreshing. Very pale yellow in the glass. Smell maybe a touch of oak on this, so I'm guessing not much was used. I get pear, kiwi and white flowers on the nose. A fair bit of acidity on the palate. Finishes with granite, and some type of a tart note that l'm struggling to identify. — 5 years ago