Smith-Madrone make a truly stunning example of New World Riesling - absolutely superb.
A visit to Stuart and Charles Smith’s winery, high up on Spring Mountain, is like a journey back to the halcyon days of 1970s Napa Valley. This is not the land of technological wine making, fancy tasting rooms and ...Learn more
“This Riesling, produced by the Smith brothers near the top of a mountain, is one of California's finest. Forget the heavy and the oaky, this is truly a delight to drink. If you like Riesling as I do, you will love this one. With only 1200 cases produced annually this is also a rare find.”
“Lemons and honey, cinnamon and peppermint dominate on the nose. This is completed with a juicy sweet grapefruit to taste. There’s enough zesty acidity to make it refreshing, complemented with some typical Riesling characteristics that last. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/usa/california/smith-madrone-napa-valley-spring-mountain-riesling-2014-14055#VwJ0VUZYUTFJOQvv.99”
“Spring Mountain District. A herbal, full bodied style of Riesling on the nose ... But there is admirable acidity and it finishes dry - much drier than most American Rieslings. In fact it's a bit young. A sterling effort and I feel they should be rewarded for persisting with Riesling in the Napa Valley! ...”