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Spring Mountain Wine Country

Spring Mountain wineries are located in a unique microclimate within their parent AVA. Red grapes comprise over 80% of the planted vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain Wineries is known for soft tannins, strong fruit flavors and relatively low acidity.

Spring Mountain Wine is produced in a climate that is very different from the Valley floor. Regular marine breezes cool vineyards during the day, and help to achieve a remarkable balance of tannins and acidity. Conversely, Spring Mountain Wine Country is less affected by fog that often settles on the valley floor overnight. This leads to warmer nights that are beneficial for the development of full-bodied red grapes.

Spring Mountain Wineries are mostly built on hillside terrain. There are several small vineyard owners in the AVA. Each takes a unique approach to maximizing grape quality on their land.

The history of Spring Mountain Wineries began in 1873 when Charles Lemme planted the first local vineyard. Spring Mountain is a low point in the Mayacamas Mountain Range, and ancient trails that lead to Sonoma Valley were used by Native Americans as well as early settlers.

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Comments & Reviews

February 21, 2007 | Jessica Diamond

I think Spring Mountain is an underrated region. Its not as we known as Oakville or Rutherford, but Spring Mountain Cab is to die for.

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