In the spring 2021 issue of The American Wine Society Journal, Ellen Landis compares cool climate wines to warm climate wines.
Smith-Madrone 2016 Riesling from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District (with cool days and warm nights, yet generally warmer than the Finger Lakes):
The wine opens with scents of citrus and a fragrant white floral bouquet. Peaches, savory apricot jam and nectarines marry nicely with underlying river rock elements on the palate, and the texture is silky. This wine is complex and lush, while maintaining fine balancing acidity and a thread of minerality through the extended zesty finish.