Find us at Slow Wine USA Tour tastings


Tastings in San Francisco, Denver and New York City

Napa Valley, February 2019 —Smith-Madrone is participating in the Slow Wine USA tour this spring, at tastings in San Francisco, Denver and New York City.

The Slow Wine Guide chose a limited number of wineries to feature in its spring 2019 magazine, and Smith-Madrone’s wines were highlighted.

The 2015 Chardonnay was described as having “flavors of ripe yellow apples, lemon curd, and savory kitchen herbs lead to a luxurious, vivacious texture and a long, spirited finish.”

“Aromas of crunchy red fruits and vegetal and herbaceous undertones are enriched by juniper berries, incense, and earth. The palate reflects the complexity of the nose along with a savory umami character and polished mountain tannins” is how the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was described.

The San Francisco tasting takes place on Monday, March 4, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Pier 27, The Embarcadero. This event is only for members of the trade.

The Denver tasting takes place on Thursday, March 7 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. This event is only for the trade.

The New York tasting takes place on Monday, March 11 at Eataly Downtown, 4 World Trade Center, 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3. From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. media and VIP trade will be welcomed; from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. trade will be welcome and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. consumers are invited.

Smith-Madrone will be pouring its current releases—2016 Chardonnay, 2015 Riesling and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon; as with all of its wines, these are entirely estate-grown in the vineyards surrounding the winery on the top of the Spring Mountain District in St. Helena,.

Slow Wine Editore, the publisher of The Slow Wine Guide, has organized tasting events for press and trade during its annual U.S. tour, this year making stops in San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Boston and New York City. Attendees will get a chance to preview the Guide, discover new wines and meet the people behind more than one hundred Italian and American wineries who represent the Slow Wine values.

The Slow Wine Guide adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety. They take into consideration wine quality, history and adherence to terroir, value, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable methods of practice. The guide features reviews of over 500 different wineries, each one visited by Slow Food experts. It is available for purchase on as well as in select bookstores.

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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 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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