Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3330 ratings
9.357 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Brad Bowles

Damn good wine, company, food, and service! This wine is peaking, with strong tannins balanced against dark fruit, mild tobacco and leather, and hints of citrus. This goes straight to my "Top 10 Best Bottles EVER" list.

Damn good wine, company, food, and service! This wine is peaking, with strong tannins balanced against dark fruit, mild tobacco and leather, and hints of citrus. This goes straight to my "Top 10 Best Bottles EVER" list.

6 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Rick Baumgarten

Sediment and tartrates so heavy that it impeded flow thru the neck. Tannins softened considerably and this became a rich, earthy, elegant full-bodied wine. Big but subtle fruit. Like a cross between Napa and Bordeaux.

Sediment and tartrates so heavy that it impeded flow thru the neck. Tannins softened considerably and this became a rich, earthy, elegant full-bodied wine. Big but subtle fruit. Like a cross between Napa and Bordeaux.

2 people found it helpfulSep 17th, 2013
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.6

Tasted the 2004 a few weeks ago. Rating the same but this has slightly more fruit on the nose. A Bordeaux blend at its best. Both are well worth keeping a few more years. Definitely a wow wine.

Tasted the 2004 a few weeks ago. Rating the same but this has slightly more fruit on the nose. A Bordeaux blend at its best. Both are well worth keeping a few more years. Definitely a wow wine.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2017
Nicholas Livingston

80 CS, 9 PV, 7 M, CF 4 in a seamless whole at 9 years on...

80 CS, 9 PV, 7 M, CF 4 in a seamless whole at 9 years on...

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2013
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Jun 18th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

Bottle no. 20425 (of 29400)

As expected from this winery (and from this period) Brett is at the forefront.

Familiar with Brett and how it can affect wines over age (not necessarily in a negative way) I would opt to pop the cork and enjoy this over the next foreseeable future.

Bottle no. 20425 (of 29400)

As expected from this winery (and from this period) Brett is at the forefront.

Familiar with Brett and how it can affect wines over age (not necessarily in a negative way) I would opt to pop the cork and enjoy this over the next foreseeable future.

May 8th, 2017
Ron Haber

Elegant, with the tannins softening beautifully after 13 years.

Elegant, with the tannins softening beautifully after 13 years.

May 3rd, 2017
Victor H Jimenez

Good drinking

Good drinking

Feb 1st, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.4

Calm, relaxing, mature wine with no surprises and long finish. Enough acidity to match the steak and potatoes perfectly. One of my favorites.

Calm, relaxing, mature wine with no surprises and long finish. Enough acidity to match the steak and potatoes perfectly. One of my favorites.

Jan 24th, 2017
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.3

This is in a very good place- intense black cherry and cassis. Very well balanced but the structure of this wine means it still has years of life. 11/24/16

This is in a very good place- intense black cherry and cassis. Very well balanced but the structure of this wine means it still has years of life. 11/24/16

Nov 25th, 2016