2005 Cabernet and Camembert

In the April issue of Mutineer Magazine, Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario, paired our 2005 Cabernet with Old Chatham Sheepherding Company’s Camemberts (they make sheep’s milk and cow’s milk versions). Her verdict: “I call Smith-Madrone proprietors, Stu and Charlie Smith “The Mountain Men of Napa,” and their 2005 Cabernet is a stellar example of the power of the terroir from this unique, high-elevation property in the Spring Mountain District. The earthiness of the wine melds wonderfully with the earthiness of the sheep’s milk while bringing out the fruit-forwardness of the wine and the sweetness of the cow’s milk. Don’t miss the rind with the wine!”

Author: corkingnapa

Julie Ann Kodmur is a second-generation Californian who was born in San Francisco and grew up in La Jolla. As an eighth grader she was the runner-up in the state spelling bee. She’s lived in Italy and New York and now lives in the Napa Valley with her family. She is a marketing and publicity consultant in the wine industry. Her business life can be seen at http://www.julieannkodmur.com. This is the home for the overflow. The ‘title’ is a reference to a sculpture honoring an Argentinean journalist who practiced his craft in the 1930s before literally dying for his words. No such drama here, just hopefully some provocative fun.

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