2009 Cabernet is Wine of the Week in the Star

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is the Wine of the Week in the St. Helena Star:

There is almost a cult-like following for the Smith-Madrone Riesling, and I am one of its fans. But this past week I needed a cab, and opened the 2009 from their Spring Mountain estate. If you have not visited, there are wonderful views of the valley floor, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and their own vineyards, from the property’s 1,300-1,900 foot elevations….

Throw a steak on the grill or braise short ribs, for this cab has plenty of blackberry, sage brush, and spice flavors. But the wine only clocks in at 13.9 percent alcohol; a flavorful option to the higher octane beasts still out there, despite the turning tide.

More at http://napavalleyregister.com/star/business/wine-of-the-week/article_99459706-dbef-50b4-8cfc-7818410e8757.html

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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