This small, three acre vineyard on Spring Mountain was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001 in a bunch of sand and broken volcanic material. This low vigor environment is exaggerated with sort of a “forced” deficit irrigation – there’s just not that much water up there. It is fruit-driven clone 337 on de-vigorating 101-14 rootstock.
Like most Spring Mountain sites, the berries are small and its tannins need to be tamed with gentle extraction. The wines have showed a core of minerality, dark fruit and the herbal hint you get from Spring Mountain fruit.
Amaryllis | Cabernet Sauvignon