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Smith-Madrone: Tasting a Napa Valley pioneer

Elin McCoy ventures to Napa Valley's Spring Mountain District to taste at Smith-Madrone, known for its age-worthy, balanced wines that also tend to be released at relatively reasonable prices...

Smith-Madrone is one of Napa Valley’s pioneer estates. It was founded in 1971 by Stuart Smith, known as Stu, who is here for this tasting and is sporting a greying beard and impressive brush moustache as the morning light streams into the ivy-covered barn winery high on Spring Mountain

See Elin McCoy’s Smith-Madrone tasting notes and scores

Additional tasting notes added October 2020. 

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