Smith-Madrone re-release & open house

Dear Friends,

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Before the days of summer start slipping away we want to be sure that you join us at our next Open House on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.We’ll be pouring library wines and current releases, great music and our family hospitality, all on our magical mountaintop. Space is limited so please purchase your tickets here. 
Here’s a peek at last year’s fun-filled afternoon.

Re-release of the 2006 Riesling

We’ve been tasting library wines for the perfect one to offer you as an addition to your cellar.
Here are Stu’s comments:
The 2006 Riesling is a spectacular wine of elegance and power that rivals any 2006 red wines from anywhere – period. Mint, licorice, mandarin orange, a veritable rainbow of flavors. There are not many wines that can truly be called great, and while this wine is too young to be called that, it certainly might be close.
We’re offering this unusual and delicious cellar aged wine for $125 per bottle, with a limit of a three-bottle purchase. This wine will ship in early October.
At the time the wine was released in spring of 2008, Eric Asimov from the New York Times paid Smith-Madrone a visit and wrote “We tasted five Rieslings, from 2006 back to 1993, and it was fascinating to see how the wines evolved. The ’06 was fresh and young, dry and tasting of citrus and flowers, with the unchanneled energy of a puppy.
Don’t you want to know what it is tasting like now?
Other reviews of the wine can be found here.
We’d be delighted to add current releases of Chardonnay, Cabernet, Riesling or Cook’s Flat to your order and hold those wines for shipping till October as well.
Ready for a quick break for whatever you’re doing …? Watch a drone visit flyover of our vineyard from earlier this summer.
See you in October!

Stu Smith, Charlie Smith, Sam Smith & Bonnie Zimmermann




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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 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.