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2010 Sarocka Spring Mountain District Red

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March 17, 2024 - $31

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92Stephen Tanzer

Perfumed aromas of black raspberry, violet and anise. At once concentrated and vibrant, with creamy cassis, licorice, graphite and dark chocolate flavors enlivened and framed by bright acidity and a firm tannic spine.

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United States, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District

Spring Mountain AVA is above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. There is no actual Spring Mountain, but the name has traditionally been used for the area, which includes many streams and springs. Spring Mountain was awarded appellation status in 1993 and it includes about 1,000 vineyard acres. Vineyard elevations are high, from 400 to 2,600 feet above sea level. Because of the altitude of most vineyards, which are above the fog line, mornings become warm earlier than vineyards on the valley floor, though the afternoons are cooled by maritime winds. The result is an exceptionally long growing season. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape by acreage, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.