SMITH MADRONE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
"82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc from 41 year old vines, estate-grown and dry-farmed. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels - 75% new, 25% one year old. Unfined. Black cherry, oak and black pepper on the nose precede a layered, rich palate, where soft tannins are the backbone for flavors of forest floor, cloves, savory herbs and cassis. A long and complex finish persists with notes of loam and red fruits. These grapes grow on slopes of up to 30% at an elevation of almost 2,000 feet: this mountain pedigree insures deliciously integrated tannins and a long life span."