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Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Smith-Madrone's Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at the top of Spring Mountain (1,800-footelevation), west of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The vines are planted on very steep slopes (up to35%) in red 'Aiken' soil which is derived from weathered volcanic materials and sedimentary rock.The underlying geology, the Franciscan melange, is just 500 miles long and was created by theContinental Plate grinding off the top of the Pacific Plate as it subducts under the Continental Plate.At Smith-Madrone our goal is to make artisanal wines which are distinctive and are an expressionof both the vintage and us, as vintners, yet above all else, the wines must bring pleasure to thesenses. Every year our wine is made from the same vineyards, pruned by the same people in thesame way, cultivated in exactly the same manner and harvested at similar levels of maturity, yetMother Nature stamps each vintage with a unique set of flavors, senses and character. Vintagedating is a celebration of that uniqueness and diversity.

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Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery:
Smith-Madrone is a family-run estate-bottled winery dedicated to producing fine wines wines exclusively from its own vineyards. The winery was founded in 1971 with the purchase of 200 acres high atop Spring Mountain west of St. Helena in the northern Napa Valley.

Smith-Madrone's Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at the top of Spring Mountain (1,800-footelevation), west of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The vines are planted on very steep slopes (up to35%) in red 'Aiken' soil which is derived from weathered volcanic materials and sedimentary rock.The underlying geology, the Franciscan melange, is just 500 miles long and was created by theContinental Plate grinding off the top of the Pacific Plate as it subducts under the Continental Plate.At Smith-Madrone our goal is to make artisanal wines which are distinctive and are an expressionof both the vintage and us, as vintners, yet above all else, the wines must bring pleasure to thesenses. Every year our wine is made from the same vineyards, pruned by the same people in thesame way, cultivated in exactly the same manner and harvested at similar levels of maturity, yetMother Nature stamps each vintage with a unique set of flavors, senses and character. Vintagedating is a celebration of that uniqueness and diversity.

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