“Elegant, refined” 2014 Cabernet

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A Spring Mountain Cab for under $60 🦄 yes, unicorns do exist. And this might even be my favorite terroir-driven style and expression of mountain fruit from Napa Valley. . . . Brothers Stuart and Charles Smith of @smith_madrone have been producing classic Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling (!!) at their Spring Mountain property since 1971. They are OG Napa and consistently produce top-quality wines year after year. Madrone refers to an evergreen-type tree that grows on their property, and their tasting room is by appointment only…because you legit stand in their workshop and drink wine with the winemaker when you visit ☺️ . . We brought this bottle home to ATL after tasting with Charles in November, and now I’m spoiled by the quality-to-price ratio because it doesn’t get better than this. An elegant, refined Cabernet Sauvignon with a soft mouthfeel and notes of licorice, holiday spice, and savory dark fruits. Paired it with my husband’s homemade chicken wings and mushroom risotto 👌🏻 . . #NapaValley #SpringMountain #ClassicNapa #winenotes #winepairing #winetravel #winestories #cabernetsauvignon #peopleofwine #meetthewinemaker #smithmadrone

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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.