A drumroll please…. We’ve spent some time in the cellar and have assembled an unusual vertical of Riesling.
A Six Bottle Vertical Collection of Smith-Madrone Riesling: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019:
- The 2014 and 2015 vintages are only available in very small quantities in the winery library.
- The 2017, 2018 and 2019 offer a peek into the future: these wines are not released yet.
- The 2016 is our current release.
With this purchase, you will enjoy a tasting of our three most well-known wines.
These estate-grown grapes thrive on our steep hillsides and offer a delicious taste of our mountainside terroir.
New Year’s Celebration Case
We are making it easy to celebrate this New Year. Stay “horizontal” with our three distinctive varietals. All grown in the same terroir, tended by the same hands, with 50 years of history behind them: 4 bottles each of 2016 Estate Riesling, 2017 Estate Chardonnay and 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
2016 ESTATE RIESLING Magnum
Aromatically, the 2016 Riesling has strong floral notes with a mixture of lime, stone fruits and minerality. These qualities translate seamlessly into a succulent mid-palate replete with corresponding flavors. Alsatian in style, the creamy center suggests a kind of delicate forcefulness that finishes with a bright, lively, juicy-fruit acidity.
2016 ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON MAGNUM
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 tntriguing it’s hard to move on.
But when you do, you discover exacly what you expected even if you did 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.
Our 2016 Cook’s Flat is truly an absolute classic. Superlative barely can do it justice. It opens with masses of black currant, black cherry and all shades of blue-black fruit pouring out of the glass in an endless wave of heady perfume. Oh, my! The perfect pairing to your evening adventures of luck, good friends and great times.