Smith-Madrone is one of the oldest producers in Napa's lauded Spring Mountain AVA. Started in 1971 by the Smith brothers, the Madrone part of the winery's name comes the large Madone trees throughout the winery's grounds.
Since winning at the 1977 Paris Wine Olympics with their Estate Riesling, the winery has been one of the Valley's stars. The 2018 Cabernet continues their tradition of excellence and it a textbook Spring Mountain Cabernet.
95pts Wine Enthusiast
fills your glass with a magic conjunction of red and black fruit, cedar, graphite and perhaps a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. The superb nose is followed by a palate sensation of impressive size, shape and amplitude. The wine is big, beautifully textured and impeccably balanced. The structure becomes a dimension in and of itself. The piercing, focused aroma leads to a solid core of dark Cabernet fruit. The wine is a veritable treasure trove of aroma and flavor; it finishes long and strong with moderate fine grain tannins that suggest a long and happy future.