{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer ZjFjODFkY2JiY2M0MzYxY2JlZDdkNjM2YjE1YzVhZjVhYTA4ZGQwMjBjZjc3MTljNmE4ZjEyMDI0YmE1NzM2MQ","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

PREMIUM

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

 


You may also like:

Top Bordeaux 2017 wines in the bottle: Left Bank report

Top wines from California’s young Petaluma Gap AVA 


 

Latest Wine News