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Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2004

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Smith-Madrone is a winery that's been first quality Cabernet from their Spring Mountain estate since the '70's. Now their vines are 30+ years old, planted on a steep hillside in the red volcanic soil, 1,900 feet up. The roots go deep and the yields are low. Only about 2,000 cases of this Estate 2004 Cab were produced. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc aged 22 months in new American oak. Tannins have softened after a couple of years of aging in the bottle and the complexity is blossoming. Wine Enthusiast rated this wine 93 points saying "This is the opposite of those gooey, cult-style wines grown down on the valley benches and floor. It’s pure mountain in the tannins, acidity and dryness, with below 14% alcohol. It’s a food wine, with cassis, cedar and mineral flavors. Should age well for a decade." On Sale!

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Region: USA » California » Napa » Spring Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.

External Reviews for Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

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Source: WineExpress.com
11/10/2010

Smith-Madrone is a winery that's been first quality Cabernet from their Spring Mountain estate since the '70's. Now their vines are 30+ years old, planted on a steep hillside in the red volcanic soil, 1,900 feet up. The roots go deep and the yields are low. Only about 2,000 cases of this Estate 2004 Cab were produced. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc aged 22 months in new American oak. Tannins have softened after a couple of years of aging in the bottle and the complexity is blossoming. Wine Enthusiast rated this wine 93 points saying "This is the opposite of those gooey, cult-style wines grown down on the valley benches and floor. It’s pure mountain in the tannins, acidity and dryness, with below 14% alcohol. It’s a food wine, with cassis, cedar and mineral flavors. Should age well for a decade." On Sale!



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