Red

2007 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • MattMauldin Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 21, 2017 - Clear black-garnet color, little to no sediment. Aromas of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, roasted coffee beans, smoked paprika, black olive, tea leaf, hints of bell pepper- medium in intensity. Seamless and integrated on the palate, flavors consistent with the nose, leading with bright black fruit and iron minerality with secondary depth of tea, tobacco and savory spice. Rich medium to full body, elegant density, medium acid, and thick silky tannins. Good length and density on the finish- 30-40 seconds. Excellent, still on the young side, picked up weight and density from prior bottles. Drink/hold.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • TC16 wrote: (92 points)

    May 19, 2017 - Tannins slowly starting to resolve. Cassis, red fruits, black cherry, and finishes with new all-american vanilla oak. The nose is very oaky, but pleasantly surprised when tasted. I like how this is very different from what I consider a typical Napa cab. There's no question it is a new world cab, but none of the jammy-ness and purple drank.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • XYTD Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 13, 2017 - Just had our last bottle of 2007. Almost 10 years old, it's bold and mature. Powerful with cassis, black fruits, scent of wood. It drank beautifully without any air time. I had quite some 07 SM before, and you can tell this is a wine that ages really well, compared how closed it was just two years ago. Impressive! Wish we had bought more.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Eric.S Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 23, 2016 - PnP at restaurant. Tell tale signs of oak on the nose, present on palate too. Medium bodied. Despite the oak, pretty well balanced with black currant, dark fruits. Extremely smooth and silky texture. + bonus points for texture. Just a bit too much oak for my taste, but still enjoyable.

    Every other Smith Madrone cab I've drank has had an herby eucalyptus note that I love, and I didn't find that this time.

    Saving more for day 2, will revise if changes.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    October 1, 2016 - This was just straight-up awesome. In a great place right now and for the price point it's an unbelievable deal. Wine was well integrated, more old world Napa style. Very approachable. Suspect it can go for many more years, but nice to see it aging so incredibly well.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

    (Smith Madrone Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/8/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon) Opaque red violet color; appealing, suave, ripe black currant, blackberry, French oak, light menthol nose; tight, tart black currant, tart blackberry, tart black fruit, light menthol palate with good balance; needs 2 years and should age admirably; medium-plus finish 92+ points (14.2% alcohol, sample provided by winery)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Smith-Madrone
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District
  • UPC Code 704470300003

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 328 (64%)
  • Consumed 186 (36%)

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