2014 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Very young on the nose with greenery, twigs, some cinnamon and dark berries. Even a touch of mint as it opens. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Needs time on the palate to open up. Notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark cherries, and cocoa. Gets richer as it airs. Long and dry finish.
Made up of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot from the Smith-Madrone Estate Vineyard grown on the top of Spring Mountain at an elevation of 1800 feet. Aged for 18 months in 70% new French oak barrels. Only 1,925 cases produced.
2018 till 2027.
Price Point:$$ - Provided as a sample from the estate. Release price is $52.00.