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Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

'Highly recommended,' California Grapevine: Medium to medium-dark ruby; forward, spicy, cedary, black cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with herbal notes and hints of cassis, green olive, and bell pepper; full body; moderately rich, textured, cedary, black cherry fruit flavors with herbal notes... full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Approachable now, though will benefit with several more years of bottle aging. 14.2% alcohol; 1,388 cases; blended with 12% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot; released Fall 2016. (Apr 2017)

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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.

Editorial Reviews for Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/06/2013

Lots of toasty mocha oak greets the nose along with ginger, cinnamon and floral aromas. This is very pretty, with a little coffee cream on the super supple entry. The acids are very well integrated here, showing off lovely cut plum and sapid red fruit flavors, all topped with a hint of mintiness on the back end. Super fine tannins on the finish add smooth textural support to the rich black currant and black raspberry fruit. Although this is tight, it shows superb balance, and while the oak is dominant at this early stage, everything is in place to evolve beautifully. 92pts


Member Reviews for Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain

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Snooth User: klauso
88585142
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/23/2011

Very tannic. Neutral oak. Not typical Mt cab


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,407
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 04/11/2018

Lots of woodsiness in the nose—I get that, a lot, from Spring Mountain fruit. Nicely settled black cassis fruit. Towards the back of the palate there are certainly the suggestions of leather or tobacco. A decade, or so, of bottle age has certainly calmed down the tannins, but this wine is no wimp. It will stand up to the most robust meal. Winner, winner.



'Highly recommended,' California Grapevine: Medium to medium-dark ruby; forward, spicy, cedary, black cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with herbal notes and hints of cassis, green olive, and bell pepper; full body; moderately rich, textured, cedary, black cherry fruit flavors with herbal notes... full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Approachable now, though will benefit with several more years of bottle aging. 14.2% alcohol; 1,388 cases; blended with 12% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot; released Fall 2016. (Apr 2017)

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