Chardonnay 2018
Smith-Madrone

Chardonnay 2018
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"A glorious example of Napa Chardonnay from the dry-farmed vines atop Spring Mountain. Ripe pear and hints of lemon peel underline vanilla bean and nutmeg aromas. The palate astounds. Richness is balanced with verve and energy led on by a glorious acidity. The sheer complexity of flavours is beguiling. Rich lemon meringue, bright nectarine flesh, peach skin, a savoury, wet stone minerality and a boisterous finish that sings with brilliant acidity. This wine has everything." - Clive Pursehouse - Decanter

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Chardonnay 2018
Smith-Madrone Winemaker

Smith-MadroneCalifornia

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 slick marketing – this is a down-home, honest and authentic wine…

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95 PTS - Decanter Panel Tasting 

'Smith-Madrone has been making wines from its dryfarmed estate vineyards in Napa for 50 years now. This Chardonnay represents one of California’s great-value wines, particularly in the context of the Napa Valley, where wine prices continue to rise. Barrelfermented and aged for nine months in 55% new French oak.'