York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

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

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Magnum. Riper than the 2000, but still quite good

Magnum. Riper than the 2000, but still quite good

Apr 25th, 2020
Lee Lightfoot

Impressive steal at $15, fritz maytag’s old vineyard well balanced and still primary

Impressive steal at $15, fritz maytag’s old vineyard well balanced and still primary

Apr 15th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

One of the best Napa wines no one knows about! In mag 🧨

One of the best Napa wines no one knows about! In mag 🧨

Apr 6th, 2020
Alder Yarrow

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9.3

One of the unsung heroes of Napa Wine. Gorgeous, forest floor, red fruit, leather and earth tinged with bacon fat.

One of the unsung heroes of Napa Wine. Gorgeous, forest floor, red fruit, leather and earth tinged with bacon fat.

Apr 16th, 2018
Rajiv Ayyangar

Showing signs of oxidization, but underneath fig and bruised-apple aromas, the nose has a rich and secondary nose of dark black raspberries, cedar, tobacco, dried cherries, and a tinge of cumin. In the mouth, it resembles a printed canvas of dark fruit, leather, cedar, tobacco, and savory tamari notes. There’s a nice texture to the midpalate flavors. It is gorgeously balanced, medium bodied, with lively acidity, still some tannic grip - though refined, and a satisfying length.

This is a wine of substance, at an extremely interesting and delicious point in its life, available for an absolutely ridiculous price. Thanks
@Alder Yarrow for the recommendation! (The winemaker is Cathy Corison).

Showing signs of oxidization, but underneath fig and bruised-apple aromas, the nose has a rich and secondary nose of dark black raspberries, cedar, tobacco, dried cherries, and a tinge of cumin. In the mouth, it resembles a printed canvas of dark fruit, leather, cedar, tobacco, and savory tamari notes. There’s a nice texture to the midpalate flavors. It is gorgeously balanced, medium bodied, with lively acidity, still some tannic grip - though refined, and a satisfying length.

This is a wine of substance, at an extremely interesting and delicious point in its life, available for an absolutely ridiculous price. Thanks
@Alder Yarrow for the recommendation! (The winemaker is Cathy Corison).

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2015
Izek Jasper

From magnum.

From magnum.

Jul 31st, 2016
Alder Yarrow

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9.2

Killing it, as usual.

Killing it, as usual.

Jun 4th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

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9.5

A perfect bottle. Stunning pencil lead, sweet cherry, leather, wet earth, dried flowers. Yum!!!

A perfect bottle. Stunning pencil lead, sweet cherry, leather, wet earth, dried flowers. Yum!!!

Nov 30th, 2015
Mike Kerr

Delicious and hedonistic. Rich textures and dark fruit. Some leathery like aromas with hints of herbs

Delicious and hedonistic. Rich textures and dark fruit. Some leathery like aromas with hints of herbs

Apr 15th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

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8.9

Very pretty mature graphite and cedar and leather and cherry. Supple tannins. Price is wrong. Available for $30.

Very pretty mature graphite and cedar and leather and cherry. Supple tannins. Price is wrong. Available for $30.

Mar 17th, 2015