Spring Mountain Elivette Napa Red 2016 Rated 96WS
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Wine Spectator Review
Lush boysenberry, blackberry and plum fruit cascades forth, backed by streaks of charcoal, dark tobacco and roasted apple wood on the finish. Shows heft as well as mouthwatering cut, with a buried iron note resonating through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2023 through 2040.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Elivette delivers an abundance of red fruit aromas. Cranberry, cherry and strawberry mingle with sweet spices and a hint of molasses for a nicely layered introduction to the wine. On the palate, red and black fruit combine with nuances of cola, chocolate and an intriguing note of dry herb. Youthful but well-developed tannins coat the palate and shape the wine. The Elivette is approachable now, but will reward cellaring. In its youth, decant for 1 to 2 hours to fully open the many layers of this wine.