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Spring Mountain, Napa Valley Zinfandel

 

Situated in the Mayacamas Mountains west of Saint Helena, the property spans 700 acres with 125 planted to vineyards. It runs up the side of Spring Mountain, cradles the ridge of the mountain, and extends over into the Sonoma side. Named after the York Creek that runs through the vineyard, this same creek flows down through Saint Helena and also borders the Varozza Vineyard on the valley floor. The vineyard is made up of 50 different blocks that are beautifully woven through the forest, which is densely filled with Redwood, Oak, Chaparral trees. Peach, dark plum, blueberries, cocoa powder and spiced cake aromas. This wine has nice weight with a bright, fresh entry. 300 cases produced.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Harvest Dates: September 14, 2018

Alcohol: 14.8%

Vintage Notes: Seamless season of heavenly hang time and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume is looking great, up 20-30% increase over average crop quantity. 

Ageability: It has firm structure backed by mountain tannins which ensures a long finish and long age ability.

2018 York Creek Vineyard (14.8% Alc.)