Spring Mountain Vineyard

Elivette Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.431 ratings
9.35 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
Shay A
9.3

Notes are consistent with the ‘04 and ‘08 I’ve had in the last 2-3 months. Definitely the most Bordeaux like out of the lineup...saddle leather, bing cherry & pipe tobacco aromatics. Bay leaf, ripe black cherry and some mocha on the palate.

Notes are consistent with the ‘04 and ‘08 I’ve had in the last 2-3 months. Definitely the most Bordeaux like out of the lineup...saddle leather, bing cherry & pipe tobacco aromatics. Bay leaf, ripe black cherry and some mocha on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2019
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
Rafael Landestoy

Great juice and nice fruit.

Great juice and nice fruit.

Jul 5th, 2014
Mono Head

Dark and complex with a little bit of fruit. A little bit of mushroom taste. Chocolatey

Dark and complex with a little bit of fruit. A little bit of mushroom taste. Chocolatey

Aug 24th, 2018
Keith Eddleman

Black fruit and so smooth...not a hot bet of tannin on this 11 year old vintage!
Bottle
#23419 of 29400 produced. Pretty cool.

Black fruit and so smooth...not a hot bet of tannin on this 11 year old vintage!
Bottle
#23419 of 29400 produced. Pretty cool.

Mar 19th, 2018
Paul K
9.6

Brought home my baby boy this morning! We’re celebrating with a bottle from the winery where Melanie and I got engaged.
The wine is phenomenal. Spring Mountain has a consistent, unique nose of flowers and strawberry. It’s the most inviting bouquet in my book. Cherry, raspberry, and light fruit combine with just a little chocolate and soft tannins at the end to make this structured and elegant, as well as an easy drinker.

Brought home my baby boy this morning! We’re celebrating with a bottle from the winery where Melanie and I got engaged.
The wine is phenomenal. Spring Mountain has a consistent, unique nose of flowers and strawberry. It’s the most inviting bouquet in my book. Cherry, raspberry, and light fruit combine with just a little chocolate and soft tannins at the end to make this structured and elegant, as well as an easy drinker.

Jan 21st, 2018
Walter Fahr

Spectacular Bordeaux blend from Napa. Rich mouth of berries with nice finish

Spectacular Bordeaux blend from Napa. Rich mouth of berries with nice finish

Jan 20th, 2018
Brett Hamilton

Velvet, luscious blend ... dark berries with a hint of spice

Velvet, luscious blend ... dark berries with a hint of spice

Nov 4th, 2017
Blake Foster

Delicious. Drinking more. Exceptional.

Delicious. Drinking more. Exceptional.

Oct 1st, 2017
Andy Demaree

Donated by some good folks in Napa to a charity auction I helped organize a few years ago for a dying friend. Happy to have been the top bidder, as opening it tonight brought back some good memories.

Donated by some good folks in Napa to a charity auction I helped organize a few years ago for a dying friend. Happy to have been the top bidder, as opening it tonight brought back some good memories.

Mar 1st, 2017