Madroña Riesling El Dorado County 2004

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Untitled Document Winemakers throughout California have tasted the great Barolos and Barbarescos of Northern Italy wo...

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Venlo, NL (5,800 mi)
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full bodied and smooth, excellent value Read more

this is a great wine, perfectly-balanced california bordeaux blend, cab sauv,merlot, petit verdot, malbec and cab franc. i wish more people made wi... Read more

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch, which is usually about 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc with a touch of Petit Verdot, ... Read more

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Snooth User: woolford4
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4.00 5
12/02/2008

full bodied and smooth, excellent value


Snooth User: Kimo Nijland
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01/27/2010

this is a great wine, perfectly-balanced california bordeaux blend, cab sauv,merlot, petit verdot, malbec and cab franc. i wish more people made wine like this


External Reviews for Madroña Riesling El Dorado County

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch, which is usually about 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc with a touch of Petit Verdot, displays a black/purple color to the rim and an extraordinarily beautiful nose of lead pencil shavings,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/01/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2004 - Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


Winemaker's Notes:

Untitled Document Winemakers throughout California have tasted the great Barolos and Barbarescos of Northern Italy wondering if the variety could ever grow here. Known for its peculiar growing issues as well as making wines of harsh tannins, high acidity and light color, most wineries have steered clear of Nebbiolo. However, our family's high-elevation vineyards provided us an opportunity in 1997 to plant Nebbiolo in two locations that provided a cool climate and rich soil conditions–something not yet tried in California. The result has been to produce a wine with good color and a palate with rich texture and an identifiable strawberry/plum fruit. We continue to learn much from this variety, both in the vineyard and the winery, and are excited with the potential for mountain-grown Nebbiolo. The 2004 Vintage There is a sense from some that making great Nebbiolo in California takes divine intervention. I do have to say that Nebbiolo's coarse tannins have a diabolical nature that I have yet to understand. So when we have a vintage like 2004, where the wine is approachable and downright soft, it makes one question the whole winemaking religion of control versus fate. One thing our hard work can take credit for is the freshness of this 2004 Nebbiolo. The nose is overflowing with tree-ripened cherry, luscious strawberry and bright cranberry fruit. But there's an inherent complexity our mountain vineyards give that seems to sprinkle in a pinch of sweet cinnamon spice and just a hint of toasted hazelnuts. Still, it's the palate that is truly spectacular. Undeniably complex, the flavors are bold yet integrated, mirroring the cherry and spice components of the nose. But it's the texture of this medium-bodied wine that defies nature. The palate is soft, rich and inviting, enveloping the tastebuds. And the calling card of Nebbiolo, those impressive drying tannins, are all but softened away, leaving only fresh fruit characters lingering on the finish. So, we can question how this vintage differs from our previous Nebbiolos (which we have done ad infinitum), or we can enjoy this wine with tomato gravy pastas, grilled meats and garlic while toasting those more powerful than us mere mortals. And toast we will! Printable wine description and facts (2004 Nebbiolo)

Untitled Document Winemakers throughout California have tasted the great Barolos and Barbarescos of Northern Italy wondering if the variety could ever grow here. Known for its peculiar growing issues as well as making wines of harsh tannins, high acidity and light color, most wineries have steered clear of Nebbiolo. However, our family's high-elevation vineyards provided us an opportunity in 1997 to plant Nebbiolo in two locations that provided a cool climate and rich soil conditions–something not yet tried in California. The result has been to produce a wine with good color and a palate with rich texture and an identifiable strawberry/plum fruit. We continue to learn much from this variety, both in the vineyard and the winery, and are excited with the potential for mountain-grown Nebbiolo. The 2004 Vintage There is a sense from some that making great Nebbiolo in California takes divine intervention. I do have to say that Nebbiolo's coarse tannins have a diabolical nature that I have yet to understand. So when we have a vintage like 2004, where the wine is approachable and downright soft, it makes one question the whole winemaking religion of control versus fate. One thing our hard work can take credit for is the freshness of this 2004 Nebbiolo. The nose is overflowing with tree-ripened cherry, luscious strawberry and bright cranberry fruit. But there's an inherent complexity our mountain vineyards give that seems to sprinkle in a pinch of sweet cinnamon spice and just a hint of toasted hazelnuts. Still, it's the palate that is truly spectacular. Undeniably complex, the flavors are bold yet integrated, mirroring the cherry and spice components of the nose. But it's the texture of this medium-bodied wine that defies nature. The palate is soft, rich and inviting, enveloping the tastebuds. And the calling card of Nebbiolo, those impressive drying tannins, are all but softened away, leaving only fresh fruit characters lingering on the finish. So, we can question how this vintage differs from our previous Nebbiolos (which we have done ad infinitum), or we can enjoy this wine with tomato gravy pastas, grilled meats and garlic while toasting those more powerful than us mere mortals. And toast we will! Printable wine description and facts (2004 Nebbiolo)

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