Smith Madrone Vineyards Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa valley, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, black plums, black cherries, earth, oak, licorice, eucalyptus, spices, herbs, dark coffee and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, earth, spices, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and raspberries.

This 4 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is still young, but starting to drink very nicely now. Shows nice complexity and smooth.

Definitely not the extracted Napa cab Style. Feels more like a Left Bank Bordeaux. Nice to see that coming from Napa.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Good by itself or with food. A nice wine to pair with a nice piece of steak. Paired nicely with aged Gorgonzola cheese from France.

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.



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