The 2013 Spring Mountain Red Wine expresses rich, dark fruit aromas composed of dark cherry, bay leaf and dried herbs.
On the palate, ripe boysenberry and Santa Rosa plum are complemented by a milk chocolate nuance from well-integrated spicy oak. The velvety tannins lead to a long finish and speak to this wine's immense ageability.
Following 2012, we had another “near perfect vintage”. A warm, dry winter and spring brought early bud break. The dry weather helped lower canopy vigor and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With one heat spike in late June, the growing temperatures were near ideal for vine growth and ripening. The season, as a whole, was a good two weeks early and really quite dry. There were two rainstorms in mid-September that didn’t amount to any consequence, as most of the thin-skinned varieties came in early.
Aged 18 months in premium French oak (20% new).
Opaque depth of red ruby color.