Smith & Hook


Alchemy Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

First time for this producer and very rarely have wines from the Orange District. Lovely aromatics, not really Cab Sauv but then I noticed the blend was 45% Cab Sauvignon; 45% Cab Franc; 10% Shiraz. A lovely Aussie right bank rendition you might say. Red and black fruits with plum and tobacco notes. The palate is sweetish and luscious texture with supple tannins. This wine proves that Orange Is an accredited Australian wine district for both Reds and Whites taking in Hilltops. Have experienced the excellent whites from here and must seek out more Reds based on the quality of this wine. — 7 days ago

Peter, Clive and 24 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

17/20 (92/100) Много животных тонов, ноты сажи, спелых чёрных ягод,кедра и шоколада. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Мощно, хотя бретт немного мешает. — 6 days ago

Andrew and Mikhail liked this

Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Riesling 2016

Light golden in color and very pretty.

Strong nose of citrus, lemons, yellow apples, diesel, spices, minerals, light tropical fruits, sea salt and pineapples.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and creamy.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, pears, light diesel, pineapples, white pepper, light earth, herbs and spices.

Long tangy finish with limes and black pepper.

This is a very tasty Riesling from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and rich.

Although easy to drink, it is more of thinking wine. A good quality wine with lots to offer. The spicy finish makes it interesting.

Very expressive right out of the bottle, and calmed down after 30 minutes of airtime. Better when not too cold.

This 4 year old is drinking so fresh, and I love that. Would age nicely in the next 10 years. One of the better dry Rieslings that I had from California. Has the potential to be a 94+ point wine.

Good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

Shay, Douglas and 19 others liked this

Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Surprisingly pretty good. Smooth, easy to enjoy with it without food — a month ago

Charles Smith

Royal City Washington Syrah 2015

The battle of the Syrah versus the Shiraz. This time Shiraz from Torbreck won (the Factor). The Royal City Syrah was just as complex but the bold fruit and its sweetness were hiding some of the underlying earthy and mineral notes. Almost a bit out of balance. Still really good and made us fight over the last drop with our friends. — 2 days ago

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Smith Wooton

Gallagher's Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2004

This wine has held up beyond belief! Awesome!! — 9 days ago

Charles Smith

Stoneridge Vineyard King Coal Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2016

Amazing ability to combine power with finesse and feeling of airiness. A stunning achievement!!! — 11 days ago

Dawn, Tom and 15 others liked this
Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber

Love this wine, just can’t find it in the south. Totally agree!

Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Structured stuff. Lots of plum and cassis and boysenberry. Smell a little like green bell pepper and some cigars (cliche I know). Tannin smooths out with some open time. Also smells a bit hot. — 9 hours ago

Charles Smith

The Velvet Devil Washington State Merlot 2013

Rich flavor. Good Halloween Merlot. — 2 days ago

Charles Smith

Kungfu Girl Washington State Riesling

P good reisling.aybe steel aged, good though. Sweet but not too sweet — 16 days ago