York Creek Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.026 ratings
9.26 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
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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
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
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
Alder Yarrow

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9.1

Damn, I miss this brand. Gorgeous cedar, graphite, black cherry and forest floor. One of the most underrated Napa wines ever.

Damn, I miss this brand. Gorgeous cedar, graphite, black cherry and forest floor. One of the most underrated Napa wines ever.

Feb 16th, 2015
Jason Rzutkiewicz

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9.0

And finally the wine that has been dominating my holiday table. This aged gem available for a song! And made by one of my favorite winemakers to boot!

And finally the wine that has been dominating my holiday table. This aged gem available for a song! And made by one of my favorite winemakers to boot!

Dec 24th, 2014
Donald Williams

Better than I expected for its age. With Cathy Corison's hand on it, I should have known better.

Better than I expected for its age. With Cathy Corison's hand on it, I should have known better.

Jul 21st, 2017
J Choi
9.3

Drinking well. Still lively and nice tannins. Wish more Napa wines were like this. Wish I had more.

Drinking well. Still lively and nice tannins. Wish more Napa wines were like this. Wish I had more.

Oct 9th, 2016
Ben Harris

Holding up really well after 20.

Holding up really well after 20.

Jul 9th, 2015