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Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 June, 23 2017

SMITH-MADRONE Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

(Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California) $55

Over the last few years, I’ve heard lots of wine lovers yearn for the Napa cabernets of the “old days”—wines that were more sleek than plump; wines that were unafraid to show the savory sage side of cabernet; wines that were rich but not saturated. And best of all, wines that sported just a bit of sexy tannic grip, like Clint Eastwood with a 5 o’clock shadow. Well here’s that wine. Stu Smith planted his vineyards on the top of Spring Mountain in 1972 and in many ways, the reclusive mountain man has stayed true to an old fashioned muse. I hope he always does. (14.2% abv)

93 points KM

Available at Smith-Madrone

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