Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Fairfield, CT (270 mi)
USD 44.99
750ml
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Very fresh on the nose with an early touch of light mocha cream, some smoke, fines herbs with a nice minty top note over bright black fruits. On en... Read more

Fruity and quite intense on the nose, with big black fruit that is deep and ripe topped with herb and carob aromas. This feels a bit like Bordeaux... Read more

A little earthy, a little leafy and mineral-accented gorgeous blackcurrant fruit greets the nose capped with hints of mocha and lightly roasted cof... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,287
4.50 5
02/27/2013

Very fresh on the nose with an early touch of light mocha cream, some smoke, fines herbs with a nice minty top note over bright black fruits. On entry this shows bright acids and feels remarkably transparent, bathing the tongue with bright, tart, blackberry fruit that has just a little medicinal edge. The finish is nice, rich and soft with excellent length and lovely cherry fruit on the finale. This just feels lovely in the mouth—what a great texture. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,287
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/06/2013

Fruity and quite intense on the nose, with big black fruit that is deep and ripe topped with herb and carob aromas. This feels a bit like Bordeaux in the mouth, ripe yet perfectly clear, with great cut and layers of wild cherry, plum, and blackberry fruits. There are firm tannins, but this is so well balanced they are certainly unobtrusive. There’s a lovely lifted hint of mint on the back end that contrasts with the very fine edge of dry extract ,adding richness to the vibrant finish. A pretty powerful wine that has great energy in the mouth. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,287
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/27/2013

A little earthy, a little leafy and mineral-accented gorgeous blackcurrant fruit greets the nose capped with hints of mocha and lightly roasted coffee. This is tight, lean, and focused on the palate delivering pure, rich, ripe yet totally transparent fruit supported by wonderfully ripe tannins that poke through just a hint on the finish, showing a slight little stern and dry note before it ends with beautiful cut red plum fruit and subtle soil tones on the finale. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,287
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/06/2013

Very true to type, this shows modest evolution when compared with the later releases offering up wonderful plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit framed with integrating mocha oak notes and topped with nice green herbal elements. In the mouth, it shows incipient softening from age, though the tannins remains a touch obvious. There is a broadening on the palate with fine richness and nuance. Herb, anise and mineral notes pop on the back end along with some nutty oak elements on the long, rich, smooth finish. This could use another 2-5 years in the cellar to really hit its stride, but even today it’s just classic Cabernet Sauvignon that blends purity, detail and power like few other Cabs from Napa. This will seem a touch rustic to some, but for my palate it’s spot-on. 93pts


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Snooth User: EMark
8478045,980
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/24/2013

Not a "blow you into the weeds powerhouse" California Cab. Also, this wine does not blow me over with tannin like other examples from Spring Mountain. This is a civilized wine that shows some berry/cassis/plum fruit, but not enough to be distractive. Seems closer to French style than California. US$29.68 at Total Wines.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/16/2008

Very clean and fresh aromas of plum and cassis. These are echoed in the flavors, and pick up notes of anise and licorice. American oak. Herbal lift in the mid-palate that is somewhere inside the triangle created by anise, eucalyptus, and mint.


Snooth User: NancyP
930397
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/09/2009

Full bodied, rich, long full mouth finish. Needs a good steak.


Snooth User: JCfromtheWC
2824636
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/17/2007

Way too young but still great. Beautifly mountain fruit flavors.


External Reviews for Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2013

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Cabernet Sauvignon is dark red in color, with hints of mint, cedar, black cherry and blueberries from the Cabernet Franc, with just a dash of pepper mixed in. Whats great about this wine is that its wonderfully complex aroma comes through on the taste, thus making this wine truly balanced. There are moderate tannins which will allow extended aging, yet the wine is enjoyable now as well, especially with strong flavored foods or meat.


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1181118 Snooth User: rebeccawow
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4.50 5
2007 06/16/2013

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