Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is an Interesting Cabernet from Spring Mountain.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, green pepper, tobacco leaf, coffee and black pepper.

This Napa Cabernet is still young, and shows lots of earthy notes. Feels like a left bank Bordeaux. The Cabernet franc is very dominant right now.

A good sipping wine with good structure and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$60.
— 21 hours ago

Doug, Shay and 11 others liked this

Barnett Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Omg what a bottle. Amazing at PnP but we corked and waited a day—paid off on aces. What a beautifully layered and delicious wine! Drinking great right now—I wouldn’t wait too much longer on these. So good! — 20 days ago

Trent Tishkowski
with Trent
Shay, Eric and 16 others liked this

Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Great wine that kept getting better and worked really well with the steak. Continuing to have a great evening with colleagues. Was great to contrast this with the 2001 Bordeaux — 24 days ago

Brooke liked this

Ashes & Diamonds Winery

Rouge No 3 Napa Valley Red Blend

What a pretty wine. A rather interesting multi vintage red blend from Napa Valley but made more in the old school style. Ruby red core with violet edges. A bright, floral nose begins to unfurl with summer flowers and fresh blackberries. There’s a nice element of cocoa and vanilla as well, along with dried herbs. As it warms in the glass, spice begins to assume a starring role.

Mostly Cabernet Franc to go with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This isn’t a typical ultra ripe, big and bold Napa red blend designed to appease the masses. Though it may do just that because it is so very inviting and pleasing. Smooth tannins and easy going although this is serious stuff. The palate follows the nose closely with lovely red fruit and lively dark fruit. A bit of greenery and a bit more spice. Fun, fun stuff and highly recommended.
— 18 hours ago

Severn, Andrew and 1 other liked this

School House Vineyard

Spring Mountain District Pinot Noir 2010

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim.

Pretty nose of black currants, black cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, light oak, wild flowers, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, earth, light oak, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with very little tannins and sour cranberries.

This 12 year old Pinot Noir from Napa Valley is delicious now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Actually, it feels more like a Burgundy Pinot Noir. Interesting stuff.

Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Nicely balanced and good by itself.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is peaking now. A great sipping wine.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

I had the 2014 a year ago, and this is even better. Delicious wine.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$210. ($65 current vintage).
— 23 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
Shay, Trixie and 12 others liked this

School House Vineyard

Mescolanza Red Blend 2013

Anytime School House pops up on LB- buy. — 20 days ago

Turd, Senator and 1 other liked this
Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Shit did I miss this one

Cyrus Creek Vineyards

Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Probably my fav wine in months, dry, tannic and smooth — 19 days ago

Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Rosé 2021

Bright neon cherry in color.

On the nose light raspberries, citrus, limes, green apples, light herbs and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, sour cherries, limes, green apples, red grapefruit, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with limes and light almonds.

This is a unique Cabernet Franc Rosé from Napa Valley. Feels fresh with some weight on the mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Tangy and easy drinking.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with food too.

A blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Merlot. A tiny production of less than 2,000 bottles.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— 22 days ago

Shay, Trixie and 16 others liked this
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Ridge Vineyards

Dynamite Hill Petite Sirah Zinfandel 2009

Wow. This was special. Aged balsamic with peak season strawberries. Dark chocolate, balanced coffee, port, cherry sauce. — 16 days ago

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York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Alder Yarrow
9.0

Could this be the best $14 I’ve ever spent in wine? If not it certainly is a contender. I loved these wines when they were first made and a couple of years ago I stumbled across a bunch of older wines being sold at BottleBarn and had to snap them up. They age beautifully. This one I think is perhaps just slightly past it’s peak, but is utterly delicious with aromas of leather, smoked meats, and dried flowers, with flavors of red apple skin, red miso, earth, and leather mixed with a touch of dried citrus peel and dried cherries. Still excellent acidity and billowy velvet-soft tannins. I think we have @Cathy Corison to thank for this one, along with Fritz Maytag. — a month ago

Adriana, Shay and 8 others liked this