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2007 Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette, Spring Mountain District, USA

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend with Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot.

Tasting note: Full, ripe, generous with firm tannins - a perfect wine with potential to age. The fruit is not over ripe and the tannins are supple and firm. Good finish. The Elivette is their top of the line Cabernet blend. Tasted in: Beijing, China. Maturity: Drink. (16-May-2012) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $107   From: $100   To: $130

Search Rank 3773 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 3773rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 3863rd

Score: 92. When to drink: 2009 to 2024
The Wine-Searcher score of 92/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
94/100    
93/100 (10 notes from 9 users )    
91/100    
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Awards
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Commended
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Spring Mountain District wine region

    The Spring Mountain District AVA is located at a low point in the Mayacamas Mountains on the western side of the Napa Valley in California. The Spring Mountain after which it was named forms part of the Mayacamas Mountains which divide Napa from Sonoma Valley. It was awarded AVA status in 1993.

    The mesoclimate here is similar to that in the neighboring Diamond Mountain District immediately to the north, and benefits from the cooling effects of elevation. Spring Mountain is significantly higher (approximately 820ft/250m so) above sea level than Diamond Mountain. This lifts th ... more

  • Napa Valley wine region

    Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archet ... more

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