Spring Mountain VineyardI want to be just like this wine…

According to Spring Mountain Vineyard, Elivette, a Reserve wine, “is the ultimate viticultural and artistic expression. Every vintage there are certain lots of wine that demonstrate personality and quality that set them apart. These are the lots destined to create Elivette, a wine that will showcase concentration, harmony, and elegance during its long life.

The growing season in 2001 was, dare we say, as close to perfect as it gets. This vintage gave us wines of exceptional depth, power and concentration with rich, dark flavors that linger on the palate to finish with style and polish. 2001 is a banner year for Spring Mountain Vineyard. Elivette sets the standard.

2004: Potent aromas of chocolate and raspberry jam laced with baking spices make an enticing first impression, lavishly surrounded by floral notes of lavender and violet, and supported by earthy, mineral notes. The wine offers an elegant, seamless, full-bodied attack with loads of cocoa, blackberry and black cherry fruit. Malleable tannins fill the palate and give a well-proportioned shape to the wine. Structured in the style of a classic Bordeaux, this wine will age gracefully for 10 to 20 years. In its youth, it will benefit from decanting.” Check out their website:



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  1. Shared a bottle of 2001 Elivette last night with our winemaker and vineyard manager. The ’01 followed a bottle of 1979 BV George de la Tour, which still had plenty of fruit, lovely bouquet and smooth all the way. The 01 Elivette by comparison, delivered bright cohesive still youthful fruit and a seamless quality that was silky and balanced. Great night all around. AKA Bistro in St. Helena does a delish flatiron steak.

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