Smith Madrone

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1263 ratings
9.160 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

This one is has good depth and is a crowd pleaser!

This one is has good depth and is a crowd pleaser!

Nov 21st, 2018
Michael Descamps

Blackberry, fig paste, dark chocolate, leather. Great grip. Nice finish. Steal of a deal for a Spring Mountain Cab!

Blackberry, fig paste, dark chocolate, leather. Great grip. Nice finish. Steal of a deal for a Spring Mountain Cab!

2 people found it helpfulMar 28th, 2015
Michael Chelus

Cherry cola, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, plum, licorice, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Good structure and soft tannins.

Cherry cola, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, plum, licorice, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Good structure and soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, licorice, oak and eucalyptus. Good structure and soft tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, licorice, oak and eucalyptus. Good structure and soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2018
Randy Fuller

The medium-dark wine really has a powerful nose, or maybe I should say an “expressive” one. The dark fruit is draped in earth and minerals and some of the more lovely holiday spice and pencil-lead notes that I've run across lately. On the palate, the fruit tastes “grown up” instead of candied - savory instead of sweet. The tannic structure is firm yet fanciful, the mouthfeel flinty yet filigree. The wine will pair wonderfully with a steak or a pork chop, but it's a great sipper, too.

The medium-dark wine really has a powerful nose, or maybe I should say an “expressive” one. The dark fruit is draped in earth and minerals and some of the more lovely holiday spice and pencil-lead notes that I've run across lately. On the palate, the fruit tastes “grown up” instead of candied - savory instead of sweet. The tannic structure is firm yet fanciful, the mouthfeel flinty yet filigree. The wine will pair wonderfully with a steak or a pork chop, but it's a great sipper, too.

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2018
Adam Nelson

The best domestic riesling I've had

The best domestic riesling I've had

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2015
Perry Riddle

This is well done. Vibrant mountain fruit. Rather old world in its attributes. Would love to try it in 10 years.

This is well done. Vibrant mountain fruit. Rather old world in its attributes. Would love to try it in 10 years.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
Les Huisman

A bit of a rarity.
Nice, but was better a few years ago. We shall see how the evening progresses

A bit of a rarity.
Nice, but was better a few years ago. We shall see how the evening progresses

Apr 7th, 2017
JDR
8.8

A wine of many great parts but not quite satisfying the part of my palate craving balance. A good example of a wine that really needs a rib-eye to enjoy with

A wine of many great parts but not quite satisfying the part of my palate craving balance. A good example of a wine that really needs a rib-eye to enjoy with

Mar 3rd, 2017
Jordan Gianelli

I can appreciate this wine but stylistically it doesn't ring my bell. I'm pretty sure there was a waft of Bret that turned me off.

I can appreciate this wine but stylistically it doesn't ring my bell. I'm pretty sure there was a waft of Bret that turned me off.

Dec 9th, 2016