Lot 750 | 2018 Spring Mountain
A terroir-focused Cabernet from the tiny Spring Mountain District!
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- Spring Mountain
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2030
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High on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains separating Napa and Sonoma, the tiny Spring Mountain District AVA is known among Napa Valley insiders for producing some of the most collectible wines in North Coast wine country. Here, a number of local wineries have a reputation of being run by eccentric owners who haven’t changed much about their wines in decades – folks who couldn’t care less about the latest style of winemaking that the critics consider en vogue.
Lot 750 is one such example, offering something we rarely see on our Napa treasure hunts these days – a showcase of terroir. Sourced from a historic family estate with vineyards planted on the steep rocky slopes on the east side of Spring Mountain, the wine is a focused, concentrated Cab that was crafted with a level of restraint – fruit was picked early before becoming overripe, and the taste of the land is fully apparent. With a cellar-worthy tannin structure and relatively low ABV (by current Napa standards), all indications are this wine has a graceful long life ahead of it.
Nicely balanced Cab
Nice deep rich flavor. My kind of Cabernet!
Good not great
I was hoping to love this since it has all the characteristics I typically look for but didn’t quite do it for us. This one was kind of unremarkable. Looking forward to the next Cab series from CH.
I decanted as recommended. It's exactly as described...dark, earthy, and very little fruit. I prefer my cabs a little more fruit forward, but it was good and different.
Good, but a little earthy for us
This is a wine with a lot of flavor. It has a bit more earthiness than we prefer. Decanted, but will decant the next bottle longer.
Shared with the neighbors, I thought it was middle of the road but the neighbors loved it!
Not my favorite
I have definitely had better cabs at lower price points from CH. This cab definitely needs to breath. Would look for other options.
Best Cabernet in the 700s!
Nice smooth finish with soft oak and fruit. Delightful on a Friday night!
Let it breath and you will love it, very bold and enjoyable.
I SEE GREAT POTENTIAL
Rarely do I open a red wine so early after receiving in, but this is a great source (Spring Mountain) for Cabernet, so I couldn't resist. It's still slow to "open up," so a decanting and/or a wait are good ideas. It's quite bold with tannins (chew at it!), and just beginning to show fruit. Anxious to see how it develops.
I opened this from the cooler, and poured. Should have let it breathe for a while. After an hour it was such a smooth, fruity mouthful with a soft feel...I fell in love! I’m not an expert on tannins, legs, or anything connected to wine, I just know what tastes great. This is great. I bought eight bottles for my son’s birthday and will buy more for myself.