Spring Mountain Vineyard

Fogline
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 94
Vintage

2014

Spring Mountain Vineyard

Fogline

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Classic red wine varieties artfully blended with fruit from 19th-century Chevalier and La Perla vineyards
  • Sourced from high-elevation fogline blocks where optimal climate ensures slow, consistent ripening
  • Refined, structured wine with concentrated blue/ black fruit shaped by silky tannins
  • A wine to enjoy upon release or to cellar for potentially 20 years

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is an artful Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend of classic red wine varieties from Spring Mountain’s 19th-century Chevalier and La Perla mountain vineyards. The grapes are sourced from high-elevation fogline blocks at an elevation of 1,400 feet, where optimal climate ensures slow, consistent ripening, resulting in a refined, structured wine with concentrated blue/black fruit shaped by silky tannins. Enjoyed now or cellar for twenty years.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Susan Doyle

Winemaker, Spring Mountain Vineyard

Winemaker, Susan Doyle

Susan was born in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Her early years were spent on a cattle and apple farm where she developed a lifelong love of the land. She began her winemaking career in Australia at such properties as Pipers Brook and Morrilla Estate in Tasmania, and Yarra Ridge Winery in Victoria, after post graduate study in enology & viticulture in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Her fascination with California winemaking blossomed after she worked a harvest in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. She took the helm at MacMurray Ranch in 2003 with responsibility for winemaking and vineyards. Susan comes to SMV from Diageo Chateau & Estates Wines where she was Director of Winemaking and Innovation for all domestic and international brands.

Country born: Australia

Education: Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and post graduate study in enology & viticulture in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Susan sees winemaking as both science and art.
"The science is to know what you are doing. The art is to know when to allow terroir to speak."

Susan Doyle

Winemaker, Spring Mountain Vineyard

Winemaker, Susan Doyle

Susan was born in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Her early years were spent on a cattle and apple farm where she developed a lifelong love of the land. She began her winemaking career in Australia at such properties as Pipers Brook and Morrilla Estate in Tasmania, and Yarra Ridge Winery in Victoria, after post graduate study in enology & viticulture in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Her fascination with California winemaking blossomed after she worked a harvest in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. She took the helm at MacMurray Ranch in 2003 with responsibility for winemaking and vineyards. Susan comes to SMV from Diageo Chateau & Estates Wines where she was Director of Winemaking and Innovation for all domestic and international brands.

Country born: Australia

Education: Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and post graduate study in enology & viticulture in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Susan sees winemaking as both science and art.
"The science is to know what you are doing. The art is to know when to allow terroir to speak."

Cask & Corks Distributing

2904 West Russell
Sioux Falls  SD  57107
605-335-8520

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Krupp Brothers 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley The Brothers' Choice 21
Miner Family Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 21
Baldacci Family Vineyards 2015 Gewürztraminer Los Carneros Frederich-- First Born 20
Ca' Momi 2014 Pinot Noir Los Carneros 20
Croze 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 20
Jarvis 2014 Petit Verdot Napa Valley PVNV 20
Quixote Winery 2014 Petite Sirah Stags Leap District 20
Spring Mountain Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Fogline 20
Croze 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 19
Spring Mountain Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Old Vine 19
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