Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery

7079632283 4022 Spring Mountain Rd
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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. – Description from coogenfuss

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • I will be in Paso Robles during the festival this weekend, and came to snooth to look up travel tips that have been posted in the past.  But things have also been changing fast and furious there, places closing up and many others opening.  I thought it might be more efficient to start afresh.  Anyone have any places they think I shouldn't miss, ... Read More

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  • Smith-Madrone Cabernet 2007

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    Wine review by rebeccawow


  • So I am going to Napa tomorrow for a few days.  I have some prearranged plans that cannot be changed, but have some limited  time for tasting.As "napagirl", I should already know exactly where to go.  The problem is, I get stuck into that rut of going to the ones I like, the old faves, over and over.  I would love to hear your recommendations an... Read More

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  • Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Out of the way, down a drive lost in Spring Mountain, one comes upon Smith-Madrone, a winery that speaks as much of the past as the present. There’s a bit of a Twilight Zone feel here; it’s in a GPS black hole, and somehow it recalls the innocence of a simpler time. (“Willoughby, the next stop is Willoughby.”) Stuart and Charlie Smith play their... Read More

    From the article The Way of Things at Smith-Madrone


  • Smith-Madrone Spring Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    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... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Smith-Madrone Cabernet 2007

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    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. The... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    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 broadeni... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Smith Madrone Chardonnay 2011

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    Tight, lean and somewhat reticent on the nose with a nice butchers wax top note over ripe, soft peach, orange and apple fruits. On the palate there's some nutty oak here and a touch of wood tannin under the core of fairly ripe fruit that shows hints of apple butter and rich, sweet almond-tinged apple fruit. The texture is a touch softer than the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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