2013 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Napa Valley

A Cab from Spring Mountain with snappy black fruit

2013 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Napa Valley

A fruit-scented Cabernet from Spring Mountain, estate-grown at 1,800 feet. It offers aromas of cassis, black cherries, and black raspberries, but also juniper leaf and cedar bark, a crackle of black pepper. The weight is light, with a blaze of red cherry at the mid-palate. There are more black fruit notes here, too: blackberries and their seeds, coffee, cedar-earth, savory black currant. The finish is grippy, vigorously so, but the wine has the acidity, tannic structure, and fruit to carry it forward, and the tea-staining of age will taste good on it.

Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery
14.2% abv | $50 (sample)

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