Spring Mountain Vineyard
Spring Mountain AVA
This appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slope of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley. Spring Mountain is similar to the Mount Veeder AVA due to the prevailing cool weather and narrow diurnal temperature changes. The vineyard is located at a 1,800 foot elevation and has primarily weathered volcanic soils, with high drainage. The mountain terrain along and the cool weather pattern creates a Cabernet Sauvignon that contributes intense red fruit characters, satiny tannins, and great aging potential to Cardinale.
West of the town of St. Helena
4 individual blocks sourced from an 8 acre vineyard
Up to 1,800 ft above fog line, with strong advantages presented by the inversion layer; each block faces a different sun aspect - affording a diverse set of sunlight effects
Varied volcanic soil as well as The Boomer, Forward and Aiken soils