Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Chardonnay

9.07 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

A pretty deep gold in color.

Fruity nose with red and yellow apples, citrus, herbs, spices, toasted oak, marzipan, light vanilla and white pepper. Lovely nose.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity and long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, vanilla, oak, lemons, apples, pears, spices, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish with almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Chardonnay from Napa Valley.
Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. A good quality wine, tangy and spicier than I expected.

Needs time to open up properly, and better when not too cold.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. I had the 2016 a year ago and loved it even more.

Will be nice to revisit it in a few years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the pool.

Chardonnay grapes were barrel fermented and aged for 10 months in (75% new) French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

A pretty deep gold in color.

Fruity nose with red and yellow apples, citrus, herbs, spices, toasted oak, marzipan, light vanilla and white pepper. Lovely nose.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity and long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, vanilla, oak, lemons, apples, pears, spices, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish with almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Chardonnay from Napa Valley.
Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. A good quality wine, tangy and spicier than I expected.

Needs time to open up properly, and better when not too cold.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. I had the 2016 a year ago and loved it even more.

Will be nice to revisit it in a few years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the pool.

Chardonnay grapes were barrel fermented and aged for 10 months in (75% new) French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

Jan 8th, 2022
Michael Chelus

Apple, lemon curd, honey, blood orange, oak and hints of dried apricot. Great acidity and balance.

Apple, lemon curd, honey, blood orange, oak and hints of dried apricot. Great acidity and balance.

Dec 21st, 2021
Ming L
8.9

Typical Napa chard that’s ripe and delicious. But it’s dwarfed by the Palmaz and lacks the character of ABC’s Nuits-Blanches au Bouge.
I much prefers the Riesling from the winery.

Typical Napa chard that’s ripe and delicious. But it’s dwarfed by the Palmaz and lacks the character of ABC’s Nuits-Blanches au Bouge.
I much prefers the Riesling from the winery.

Dec 3rd, 2022
Jose Lora

Jose had this 8 months ago

Jose had this 8 months ago

Apr 5th, 2022
Adam N
9.1

Adam had this a year ago

Adam had this a year ago

Aug 22nd, 2021
Bobby Schremmer

Bobby had this a year ago

Bobby had this a year ago

Jun 29th, 2021
Jose Lora

Jose had this 2 years ago

Jose had this 2 years ago

Dec 27th, 2020