Lot 585 2015 Spring Mountain Meritage

Lot 585
2015 Spring Mountain Meritage

250 cases of a rare offering from Spring Mountain AVA!
$29
Impenetrably black in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot blend leaps out of the glass with a yin/yang bouquet of spring flowers haloing blackberry, black cherry, and black currant notes framed in fresh-turned black earth. Sensing a theme here? This inky wine is still deftly balanced on the palate, with a supple entry and impeccably balanced tannins that are quite polite given the muscular extraction of this wine. With just a few minutes, the wine opens up to reveal a juicy mid-palate that finishes with blackberry, caramel, and black cherry top notes in an epic finish. A classic Spring Mountain wine that drinks great now but will age beautifully over the next 10+ years.

Style: Full, Smooth

Cam Confidential

Sitting high above Napa Valley on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, the incredibly small Spring Mountain AVA is one of the last outposts of Napa Valley whose wineries are still owned by small families. Known for producing some of the most collectible wines by Napa Valley insiders, the cool climates and high elevation of Spring Mountain are perhaps more responsible than any other Napa hillside for creating the mystique of "mountain grapes."

Sourced from one of the pioneers in Spring Mountain District, today's release is first-class wine and a textbook example of what the region is capable of producing. We acquired just 250 cases of this wine - a classic Spring Mountain offering that drinks great now with a decant but will age beautifully.

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