Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District 2019
94 Points Tasting Panel
Generous notes of boysenberry up front are seasoned with basil and tarragon. Mulberry spearmint. and violet-toned underbrush (possibly a result of the addition of 12% Cab Franc) are relaxed by the presence of delicate tannins, but the inner strength of this determined red shows through a savory lineup of black olive and slate. Complex and layered but ultimately luxurious.