Deep purple in its youth the young 2009 Spring Mountain Cabernet is refined in its purity of blackcurrant and pepper spice. Some black cherry and anise begins to become apparent, but the gravely rock minerality really starts to push through with a few swirls. Very round and lush on the mid palette, more cassis pushes though coated with pure vanilla bean and black licorice. The tannins are more sizable on this vintage, but the purity of the natural Spring Mountain acid balances it well. This is a cab that will show well in its adolescence, but will be amazingly showy with some patience in the cellar (2023-2025).