Winethropology takes a look at the 2015 Riesling:
The best rieslings I’ve ever had all share a juxtaposition in common – each of their qualities, when looked examined individually, appear incongruous and disjointed as a collection. Yet in the glass they mysteriously assemble into something irresistible and enjoyable. Such is the case with this bottling made of 100% dry-farmed riesling from Napa (and you thought they just grew cab and chard there!)
This Smith-Madrone is like a bracing dip into a refreshing pool. A steely, slightly funky nose speeds into an iridescent, Granny Smith-aromatic palate framed by zingy, bright, electric fruit, and crisp energy. The acidic vigor and clean finish all add up to smiles followed by refills. Fun to drink and really darn good.
Winethropology, June 25, 2018