2009 Smith-Madrone Riesling


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
Drink between 2010 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    October 6, 2017 - At pop and pour, developing petrol aromas. The wax on fake fruit. Getting deliciously mushroom to the nose. Palate is sooooo siiky. Acid is quite impressive, ABV shows at pop and pour. 12.9%ABV. Maturing white fruit on the palate. Showing a little dull at the moment. Opens up nicely after a couple hours. Still shows its body more than I’d desire. Lots of grape-iness to the palate.
    Day 2 and the nose feels much more harmonious. Maturing petrol, grape and mushroom. Palate still has a substantive vibe. 12.9 just feels a bit too much for this wine.

  • greenblanket wrote:

    April 14, 2015 - Maybe a touch of petrol on the nose but mostly apple, apple, and more apple all the way through the finish. Lightly corked?

  • 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.

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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

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  • In Cellars 114 (55%)
  • Consumed 95 (45%)

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