Smith Madrone

Spring Mountain District Riesling

9.012 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Riesling
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This is a very tasty Riesling from Napa Valley.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

This 6 year old is showing lemons, yellow apples, petrol, plastic, cream, earth, minerals, herbs, sea salt and white pepper.

I had it a year ago, and it seems like it is less fruit forward now.

Spicy and entertaining. Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and better when not too cold.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$34.

This is a very tasty Riesling from Napa Valley.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

This 6 year old is showing lemons, yellow apples, petrol, plastic, cream, earth, minerals, herbs, sea salt and white pepper.

I had it a year ago, and it seems like it is less fruit forward now.

Spicy and entertaining. Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and better when not too cold.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$34.

Jun 21st, 2022
"Odedi"

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.

$34.

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.

$34.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Michael Chelus

Pear, apple, lemon curd, honey and slate. Light-bodied and good length.

Pear, apple, lemon curd, honey and slate. Light-bodied and good length.

Nov 25th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Pear, pithy lemon, apple, candied citron, apricot and hints of petrol. Good acidity and balance.

Pear, pithy lemon, apple, candied citron, apricot and hints of petrol. Good acidity and balance.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Ming L
9.2

On the nose Asian pear, lime, hint of honeysuckle struck together by the faint but persistent petrol note. The palate is the standout here, with mouth watering acidity and a textured body. Vibrant yet round. Just the slightest hint of sweetness. Saline mineral finish.

Possibly the best Riesling from the US I’ve tasted.

On the nose Asian pear, lime, hint of honeysuckle struck together by the faint but persistent petrol note. The palate is the standout here, with mouth watering acidity and a textured body. Vibrant yet round. Just the slightest hint of sweetness. Saline mineral finish.

Possibly the best Riesling from the US I’ve tasted.

Apr 27th, 2021
Andrew Liguori

Medium dry, lemon salt finish, no stones. Slightest whiff of vasoline/kerosene.

Medium dry, lemon salt finish, no stones. Slightest whiff of vasoline/kerosene.

Feb 21st, 2021
Brian Pietras

Solid balanced Riesling. Great hot weather salve.

Solid balanced Riesling. Great hot weather salve.

Jul 16th, 2020
Keaton Kail

Nose of rubber pool toys and lemon zest made me smile. Racing acidity and high toned citrus fruit. Teensy bit of sweetness in a long clementine-y finish. I’d be shocked to find a better Riesling made in Napa.

Nose of rubber pool toys and lemon zest made me smile. Racing acidity and high toned citrus fruit. Teensy bit of sweetness in a long clementine-y finish. I’d be shocked to find a better Riesling made in Napa.

Jul 3rd, 2020
Hannah Shafaat

Perfect with a scallop dinner.

Perfect with a scallop dinner.

Jun 14th, 2020
Joshua Fisher

Joshua had this 3 years ago

Joshua had this 3 years ago

Aug 20th, 2019