2009 Smith Madrone Riesling


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Spring Mountain District
Drink between 2010 - 2020
CT89.5 9 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    October 18, 2014 - Pop and pour, petrol notes developing in the aromas. Along with red apple fruit. On the palate, this has really gained some weight. Feels more sweet tree fruit driven than very mineral and acid driven. Still has med/+ acid, but balanced out with all that fruit. Palate is showing some maturity with the fruit having more of a baking apple edge to it. Still has an underlying frostiness to the palate though. We'll just have to give this some time to open up.

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    September 21, 2011 - Loads of fruit at pop and pour. Pear and red apple intensity. Ripeness in the nose, with a floral under current. Lots of extract felt on the palate. Candied orange rind. Tonight this wine feels crammed full of complexity. Anise, chalk, cocoa, lemon lime. Really out of sight tonight. Not the impression, I had of this wine 4 months back.

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    May 15, 2011 - Apple and pear aromas with sweet lime fruits. Palate show really pretty glassy texture. Med+ acid. Ripeness of fruit on the palate. This is day2. Not quite the complexity of 08 or 07 right now,a but a very pretty wine with lots of fruit.

  • kscopela wrote: (88 points)

    March 10, 2011 - Nice light, dry and crisp. Exactly what I'd want out of a riesling. Pears and apples on the palatte. Strong acid to complement food nicely.

  • winecast wrote: (90 points)

    February 10, 2011 - Light straw-green in color with aromas of green apple, citrus, honeydew and a hint of petrol. Tart green apple fruit with citrus finishing dry with refreshing acidity and a nice mineral note. A benchmark California Riesling that could take on the best of Alsace and give them a run for their money. Will continue to improve in the cellar for at least the next 25 years. Just over 300 cases produced so pick up some soon.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Smith Madrone
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 106 (57%)
  • Consumed 79 (43%)

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