2013 Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon

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2013 Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Spirit 95
Wine Enthusiast 93
  • S$9897

Vintage : 2013

Type : Red

Producer : Smith-Madrone

Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon

Country : USA

Region : California

SubRegion: Napa Valley

Appellation : Spring Mountain District

 

Winemaker Notes

At Smith-Madrone the goal is to make artisanal wines which are distinctive and are an expression of both the vintage and vintners, yet above all else, the wines must bring pleasure to the senses. Every year Smith Madrone's wine is made from the same vineyards, pruned by the same people in the same way, cultivated in exactly the same manner and harvested at similar levels of maturity, yet Mother Nature stamps each vintage with a unique set of flavors, senses and character. Vintage dating is a celebration of that uniqueness and diversity.

About Winery

Smith-Madrone is a family-run estate-bottled winery dedicated to producing fine 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.

One of the least-known and most scenic appellations of the Napa Valley, the Spring Mountain District was recognized by the B.A.T.F. in May of 1993.The winery enjoys dramatic views of the floor of the Napa Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the distance, as well as of its own steep dry-farmed vineyards. Smith-Madrone is located at elevations between 1,600 and 1,800 feet 1,300 and 1,900. The vines flourish in vividly red and rocky volcanic soil known as Aiken loam, which is well-drained and friable.

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Winemaker Notes

At Smith-Madrone the goal is to make artisanal wines which are distinctive and are an expression of both the vintage and vintners, yet above all else, the wines must bring pleasure to the senses. Every year Smith Madrone's wine is made from the same vineyards, pruned by the same people in the same way, cultivated in exactly the same manner and harvested at similar levels of maturity, yet Mother Nature stamps each vintage with a unique set of flavors, senses and character. Vintage dating is a celebration of that uniqueness and diversity.

Wine & Spirits 95

The Smith brothers hit a home run with their 2013, their mountaintop vines producing a cabernet that rises far above the grapey purple fruit and chocolate-oak richness of so many wines of the vintage. Instead, it tastes like freshly picked raspberries, their bright flavor structured by mountain-grown grape-skin tannins. There’s a pear-like shape to the wine, plump and delicious as it fills the mouth with flavor. Here’s a Napa Valley cabernet to make you smile, whether you open it now or any time over the next ten years.

 

Wine Enthusiast 93

From dry-farmed estate vines, this savory, classically styled red offers nuances of cedar, dried herb and peppercorn. It's aromatically reminiscent of the forest that surrounds the estate, delivering a balanced landscape of subtle, elegant flavor and length.
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