Spring Mountain Vineyard
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Wine Spectator "Must See" DWWA 2013 Regional Trophy for 2010 Elivette
Current Release Wines for Spring Mountain Vineyard

2010 Elivette



Appellation: Estate Bottled-Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Cabernet Franc 36%
Alcohol: 13.9%
Aging: 22 months in new French oak–Taransaud, Saury, Quintessence, Le Grand & Darnajou
Bottled: September 2012
Released: September 2013
Production: 1,018 cases
DWWA

Retail Price: $150.00
Wine Club Price: $120.00

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Tasting Notes

An aromatic medley introduces the 11th vintage of our signature wine. Aromas of cassis are accentuated by grace-notes of potpourri, cedar, white peppercorn and elements of caramel and baking spices. A smooth entry reveals a graceful, structured wine of medium size and weight. On the palate, red currant and black fruit seamlessly re-state the wine’s aromas. Soft tannins sculpt and shape the wine into an elegant and ethereal whole that lingers on the finish. This vintage of Elivette will continue to develop and evolve beautifully over the years. Drink now through 2025, decanting for 1-2 hours in its youth.


About Elivette

The creation of Elivette, our signature wine, is overseen by winemaker Jac Cole and vineyard manager, Ron Rosenbrand, who capitalize on the diversity of Spring Mountain’s complex vineyard. The austere mountain soils yield fewer than two tons of grapes per acre, yet the resulting wines reflect intense varietal character, deep color, supple tannin structure and bright acidity. To fully preserve the unique qualities of each vineyard block, the fruit from each is kept separate for fermentation and barrel aging. After selecting only the most elegant wines from specific barrels of the classic Bordeaux varietals, Elivette is blended to become the finest expression of Spring Mountain Vineyard.


About Spring Mountain Vineyard

Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 845-acre estate on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. Only 225 acres of the estate are planted to vine, representing 135 discrete hillside vineyard blocks with many soil types, exposures, and microclimates. A substantial portion of the vineyard is planted in densities of over 4,000 vines per acre and trained to the ancient gobelet form, a vertical method invented by the Romans. Originally four contiguous 19th century vineyards, Miravalle, Alba, Chevalier and La Perla are now one vineyard producing exclusively estate grown wines.