This blend is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with a small amount of Petite Sirah
Grown in the highest elevations of the Spring Mountain District nested appellation
Made by second-generation winemaker and proprietor Sam Baxter
Aging in 100% French oak, your wine shows off mountain intensity with an elegant flair
As dark and deep as the night sky from the top of the Spring Mountain District, this wine is bold, powerful and seductive, yet with the elegance and balance our wines are known for. Fresh ripe black fruits predominate rather than cooked, overripe jam. Layered flavors balanced with mountain tannins and acid set up for long aging potential sure to reward the savvy collector.
Winemaker, Terra Valentine
I was born and raised in St. Helena and grew up alongside my dad, who began making wine in Napa Valley in 1968. By the time I was in high school, I was working every afternoon in the wine business and began to develop my palate for blending wines. I blended my first solo wine my senior year of high school. After graduating from UC Davis and working a vintage in Australia, I had the opportunity to join a start-up on Spring Mountain and have been here ever since.
Country born: United States
Education: BS Fermentation Science 1998 UC Davis
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
I grew up drinking the wines of the 1970s and 1980s from the Napa Valley. The understated elegance of those wines, along with their staying power, was a profound influence. Though my style has a modern influence as well, I feel it is important for a wine to show a sense of place and for each component to balance out the other so that the experience is seamless.
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