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Spring Mountain Vineyard Announces 40-Year Cabernet Vertical Tasting in Historic Caves


Historic Property Offers Unprecedented Four-Decade Vertical Open to the Public

Monday, June 12, 2023, Napa Valley, California – Spring Mountain Vineyard boasts one of the largest library wine collections in all of Napa, California, and the U.S. Given their extensive library collection, they are now offering a remarkable 40-year vertical tasting of their Cabernet Sauvignon, inside their wine caves. The caves, originally hand carved in the mid-1880s, not only offer guests a distinctive tasting location, literally inside Spring Mountain, but also feature a unique and historic perspective including portions of the cave that were intentionally dynamited by Spring Mountain’s original owner in an audacious bet made with neighbor Beringer Winery.

The tasting of a 40-year span of wine is lead by dedicated staff that guide guests through the remarkable qualities of Spring Mountain Vineyard’s high-elevation wines. With typical yields of less than two tons per acre, these are highly desirable wines. Their Cabernet Sauvignon and flagship proprietary wine, Elivette, are consistently lauded by the wine press. 

The tasting inside the extraordinary hand-chiseled caves begins with a “greeting” wine, typically Sauvignon Blanc. Then the Cabernet tasting begins with (currently) the 1988 vintage. This is followed by selected Cabernet from the vintages of the 1990s, the 2000s, and the 2010s. This unparalleled 40-year tasting lasts one and a half hours and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is priced at $150 per person. Reservations are required. Shock and awe are presumed. For reservations call 707-967-4188.

About Spring Mountain Vineyard

SMV is a privately owned 845-acre wine estate located on the steep slopes of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. Comprised of four unique vineyard sites, it was first planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1873 and has since continued its pursuit of excellence. Spring Mountain rose to critical acclaim for its wines with its 1973 Spring Mountain Chardonnay, which placed fourth in the groundbreaking Judgment of Paris. It was also the locale for TV’s Falcon Crest.



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