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Smith Madrone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"This is a wine with intriguing complexity. The notes of dark berry, anise and crushed bay leaves and the dense, earthy and rich palate erupts with flavors of dark plum, black cherry and pomegranate. The wine is a s e ductive combination of intense flavors, polished acidity, firm tannins and a lasting finish. Smith-Madrone’s Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at the top of Spring Mountain (1,800-foot elevation), west of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The vines are planted on very steep slopes (up to 35%) in red “Aiken” soil which is derived from weathered volcanic materials and sedimentary rock. The underlying geology, the Franciscan mélange, is 500 miles long and was created by the Continental Plate grinding off the top of the Pacific Plate as it subducts under the Continental Plate." - Winery

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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.

"This is a wine with intriguing complexity. The notes of dark berry, anise and crushed bay leaves and the dense, earthy and rich palate erupts with flavors of dark plum, black cherry and pomegranate. The wine is a s e ductive combination of intense flavors, polished acidity, firm tannins and a lasting finish. Smith-Madrone’s Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at the top of Spring Mountain (1,800-foot elevation), west of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The vines are planted on very steep slopes (up to 35%) in red “Aiken” soil which is derived from weathered volcanic materials and sedimentary rock. The underlying geology, the Franciscan mélange, is 500 miles long and was created by the Continental Plate grinding off the top of the Pacific Plate as it subducts under the Continental Plate." - Winery

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