Spring Mountain Vineyard was officially purchased by its current owner in 1996. Preparing to make a total replant of such an important wine property, we studied the different vineyard blocks and the wines that were made from them.
We knew the wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon were stunning, though often black as
ink and frequently a bit ponderous in tannin. We also knew that "too strong" in reference to grape flavor is a nice problem to have to address. We sought to put more subtlety into the wines while retaining their strength.