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 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay ~ Carneros
2011 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
Carneros

Honeysuckle and Bosque Pear are immediate on the nose of the 2011 Sangiacomo Chardonnay. The nose also offers hints of white pepper, caramel, lily-perfume with some soapstone minerality. This Chardonnay has good viscosity, which becomes richer in time. More tropical notes of mango and pineapple are present on the palette. The residual Malic acid balances out the viscosity of this weighty wine. Bright with fruit in its youth this wine will develop nicely over the next 7-8 years (2019-2020).

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 Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay ~ Anderson Valley
2011 Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay
Anderson Valley

The 2011 Savoy Chardonnay is more fragrant than in previous years. Rose perfume, white pepper and fresh lilies fill the glass. This moves to butterscotch and red apples. Lush and silky on the mid-palette flavors of full cream custard; flint minerality and lemon rind come through. Fresh acid balances the lush palette. Fresh honey lingers on the finish. It is a bright wine which will be best over the next few years peaking after 4-5 (2016-2017).

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 Spring Mountain Merlot ~ Spring Mountain District
2010 Spring Mountain Merlot
Spring Mountain District

With a deep purple core the 2010 Merlot is deceptively bright in its youth. Fragrant raspberry and soft white pepper spice are balanced with sweet vanilla and deep fennel. After a few swirls of the glass black cherry and blueberry tart aromas emerge with some subtle gravel minerality. This year the mouthfeel is silky and lush with more of the same range of fruit as the nose, but with a larger degree of minerality. The tannins are moderately chalky without being overbearing. The wine finishes with dark cocoa and riper raspberry. This wonderful wine will age beautifully over the next 7-8 years (2019-2020).

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 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon  ~ Spring Mountain District
2010 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Dark purple in its youth the 2010 Spring Mountain Cabernet has an immediate core of pure black fruit, mostly Cassis and Blackberry. Full fennel/black licorice and crushed violets are also prevalent. The dark mountain earth minerality is balanced by sweet vanilla bean aromatics from the oak. The wine is quite plush with concentrated raspberry and more gravel mineral tones on the palette. The tannins this year are very firm, with natural mountain acid to balance demanding some time in the bottle to show its best.

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 Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay ~  Anderson Valley
2006 Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay
Anderson Valley

Richard Savoy has focus and vision when farming his Anderson Valley vineyard. Located near the small town of Philo 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by rolling coast hills and wooded mountains. We source a multitude of clones off of several areas on his small vineyard. A loam clay is...

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 Merlot ~ Spring Mountain District
2006 Merlot
Spring Mountain District

The wine has a deep purple core and medium purple rim. Ripe pomegranate and dark cherry are immediate on the nose, followed by granite, earl gray tea spice and crushed violets. The palate is full in body, typical to form for quality merlot.  Graphite minerality and earth are prevalent on the mid palate but not as intense as the black cherry, licorice and pepper. The finish is very persistent, with lingering coffee and black cherry. The wine is beautiful now with big food, but will age nicely over the next 7-8 years (2009-2016).

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2006 Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cyrus Ryan'
Napa Valley

The wine exhibits a beautiful purple core and medium ruby rim with intense dark currant, black cherry and raspberry black olive on the nose. In addition, there is deep graphite minerality as well as cooking chocolate. Upon tasting the body is full and viscous, and the deep dark chocolate becomes really apparent. This is matched by blackberry and pencil lead. The chalky tannins are tighter than the 2005; the wine all around is firmer, with a long wild berry finish. The structure of this wine will demand a minimum of 3 years aging but should continue to age gracefully over the next 10-12 years.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

This opaque deep purple wine has immediate cassis on the nose, with large amounts of graphite, and ground pepper. Deep cooking chocolate, black licorice and vanilla bean tones are also prevalent.  The palette is rich with big black currant, more pepper and vanilla as well as the classic spring mountain black earth. The tannins are firm and chalky with crisp mountain acidity to balance. More cassis and chocolate linger on the long finish. The wine is very young and time will be needed to while the wine develops beautifully over the next 12-15 years.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

This opaque deep purple wine has immediate cassis on the nose, with large amounts of graphite, and ground pepper. Deep cooking chocolate, black licorice and vanilla bean tones are also prevalent.  The palette is rich with big black currant, more pepper and vanilla as well as the classic spring mountain black earth. The tannins are firm and chalky with crisp mountain acidity to balance. More cassis and chocolate linger on the long finish. The wine is very young and time will be needed to while the wine develops beautifully over the next 12-15 years.

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2006 Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cyrus Ryan', 1.5L
Napa Valley

The wine exhibits a beautiful purple core and medium ruby rim with intense dark currant, black cherry and raspberry black olive on the nose. In addition, there is deep graphite minerality as well as cooking chocolate. Upon tasting the body is full and viscous, and the deep dark chocolate becomes really apparent. This is matched by blackberry and pencil lead. The chalky tannins are tighter than the 2005; the wine all around is firmer, with a long wild berry finish. The structure of this wine will demand a minimum of 3 years aging but should continue to age gracefully over the next 10-12 years.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Merlot, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
2004 Merlot, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

The Spring Mountain District Merlot is a blend of Merlots from our Estate and from neighboring York Creek and Spring Mountain Vineyards. A majority of grapes for this wine come from young vines that are planted meter by meter and are head trained. This decreases the yield per vine and increases...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
2010 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

Dark purple in its youth the 2010 Spring Mountain Cabernet has an immediate core of pure black fruit, mostly Cassis and Blackberry. Full fennel/black licorice and crushed violets are also prevalent. The dark mountain earth minerality is balanced by sweet vanilla bean aromatics from the oak. The wine is quite plush with concentrated raspberry and more gravel mineral tones on the palette. The tannins this year are very firm, with natural mountain acid to balance demanding some time in the bottle to show its best.

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 Merlot ~ Spring Mountain District
2002 Merlot
Spring Mountain District

The Spring Mountain District Merlot is a blend of Merlots from our Estate and from neighboring York Creek and Spring Mountain Vineyards. A majority of grapes for this wine come from young vines that are planted meter by meter and are head trained. This decreases the yield per vine and increases...

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 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L Etched ~ Spring Mountain District
2010 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L Etched
Spring Mountain District

Dark purple in its youth the 2010 Spring Mountain Cabernet has an immediate core of pure black fruit, mostly Cassis and Blackberry. Full fennel/black licorice and crushed violets are also prevalent. The dark mountain earth minerality is balanced by sweet vanilla bean aromatics from the oak. The wine is quite plush with concentrated raspberry and more gravel mineral tones on the palette. The tannins this year are very firm, with natural mountain acid to balance demanding some time in the bottle to show its best.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2002 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Cyrus Ryan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Napa Valley
2010 Cyrus Ryan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

With its deep purple core this wine is immediately bursting with Blackberry and blueberry tart. Sweet vanilla spice and cinnamon toast are balanced by the subtle graphite and crushed floral elements. This is an extremely lush wine with cherry compote and milk chocolate on the mid palette. The moderately chalky tannins are balanced by the restrained acidity. Although surprisingly appealing in its youth, this wine will benefit from 10-11 years of bottle age (2022-2023).

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 Merlot, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
2000 Merlot, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

The Spring Mountain District Merlot is a blend of Merlots from our Estate and from neighboring York Creek and Spring Mountain Vineyards. A majority of grapes for this wine come from young vines that are planted meter by meter and are head trained. This decreases the yield per vine and increases...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2000 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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