Bieler & Smith

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

A very pretty color of dark ruby, with a red /brick rim.

Earthy on the nose with black currants, black plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, light vegetables,, earth, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, dust, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, cherries, spices, tobacco, oak, green herbs, vegetables, earth, spices, red chili pepper, bitter herbs and dark coffee.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is still young, but already enjoyable. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel and good structure.

Earthier than I expected, actually, and good by itself or with food. Feels like a Left Bank Bordeaux. Interesting stuff.

Needs time to open up properly, I gave it 90 minutes. A good quality wine. Spicy and interesting.

Will be nice to revisit it in 5 years.

Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a French Brie cheese.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 21 months in (50% new) French Oak barrels.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 5 days ago

Ted, Eric and 21 others liked this

Smith & Hook

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Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, currant, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins. — 8 days ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2006

Spicy preserved lemons, quince and apricot, waxy lanolin, whiffs of honey, saffron, tropical flowers, vanilla and marzipan. Dense structure, lovely acidity and minerality in the finish. In Its prime! — 14 days ago

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

This was from Thanksgiving Eve. Not bad, not stellar.

***Second bottle. Demoted score. But still perhaps generous.

90 points
— 13 days ago

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Bieler Père et Fils

Sabine Aix en Provence Rosé Blend 2020

light, sharp rose — 9 days ago

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