Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District|
From the producer's dry-farmed estate, the grapes for this wine are grown at 1,800-feet in elevation. Dried herb, black pepper and clove arise on the nose. The elegant, restrained palate brings notes of forest floor, red currant and cigar, all wrapped in a mountainous tannic structure.
If you like classic, old school Cabernet and don't mind a solid kick of green, you'll dig the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District. Revealing a healthy purple/ruby color as well as notes of red currants, green tobacco, cedarwood, and damp earth, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a nicely concentrated, structured mouthfeel, solid ripeness in the tannins, and an outstanding finish. Give bottles a good 4-5 years of bottle age, and it should evolve nicely for 15 years or more.