Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Bouharoun's Fine Wines & Spirits
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Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
SKU: 32332

Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Aromatically, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates a heady, complex mix of black and red fruit with clear suggestions of leather, tobacco and cigar box. On balance the aroma tips over slightly in favor of the dark fruit with the red providing an essential central component. The aroma is so intriguing it's hard to move on. But when you do, you discover exactly what you expected even if you didn't quite know you expected it: the taste mirrors the aroma exactly. Red and black cassis fruit encased in a restrained pillow of creaminess on the mid-palate is once again in favor of the dark fruit. At the finish the tannin and acid are restrained, but seem exactly on point. The defining characteristic of this wine is its lovely balance and harmonious construction. Not too soft, not too firm, just right. Full of flavor, the wine is generous, warm and approachable. And hugely enjoyable.
Wine Enthusiast
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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.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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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.

January 27, 2021