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83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot & 12% Cabernet Franc
Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, California
Our Spring Mountain pedigree insures deliciously integrated tannins and a long life-span. For
fifty years our wines have been sourced from the same vineyards, pruned, cultivated and
harvested in the same manner, creating artisanal wines which are distinctive and complex.
Our goal is to produce wines which bring pleasure to all the senses.
The aroma of the 2019 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon immediately hits you with a
luxurious combination of blue/black fruit. Cassis, black cherry, marionberry and black plums
dominate. Dig in a little deeper and you will find subtle hints of black pepper, graphite, black
olives and a range of spices. An experienced taster should also be able to identify the signature
quality that 12% Cabernet Franc lends to this wine’s seductive nose. Medium weight on the palate, this is an exceptionally lively and elegant wine, loaded with delicious dark fruit. While not as tightly structured as the 2018, the 2019 Cab is more forthcoming and forward. It is bright, creamy and plush at mid-palate, then slowly tapers off to a long, lingering finish that is both succulent and zingy. It is a completely lovely wine that qualifies as serious fun in a glass.
Farming: Non-till, estate-grown, sustainably farmed mountain vineyard
Time in oak: 18 months in 55% new French oak
Total acidity: 6.8 g/l
Cases produced: 1,523 cases
Winemakers & Winegrowers: Charles Smith & Stuart Smith