Adding to our portfolio in 2010 was an exciting vineyard on Spring Mountain. Introducing the 2010 Amaryllis Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Petite Sirah. Built for medium term cellaring, this full-bodied wine shows a combination of firmness and textural notes. Blackberry aromas are integrated with espresso and spice notes.
The Spring Mountain vineyard sits in a saddle on the shoulder of Spring Mountain, where the fog clears quickly, providing plenty of sunlight to ripen the fruit. With 2010 being on of the coolest summers in Napa Valley in recent years, we picked the fruit three weeks later than usual. The fruit was harvested on October 1st, as a heat spike in late September pushed the fruit to maturity. The clusters came off the vine looking healthy, mature and with an average harvest load. We are excited to be working with this vineyard in the future.