Spring 2019: 2016 Spring Mountain Cab
Perched at 2000’ along the summit of Spring Mountain, Joan Crowley’s beautiful vineyard has produced extraordinary wines since our first Spring Mountain release back in 2005. This incredible site is primarily dry-farmed, reducing vigor and crop yield and resulting in small, flavor-packed berries. 2016 once again captures Spring Mountain’s round, plush blue notes so distinctive to the Cabernet grown on its slopes.
Although drinkable now, patience will bring rich rewards, adding layers of complexity and smoothing the edges of this inky, vibrant wine.
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain) is suave, silky and super-polished. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, pomegranate and wild flowers give the 2016 a distinctly exotic quality that is hugely appealing. Medium in body and decidedly gracious, the 2016 speaks to finesse above all else. Although a few years in bottle will only help, the Spring Mountain is the most accessible of these 2016s..”
—Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, 12/14/18
VARIETAL COMPOSITION : 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
CASES PRODUCED: 1072