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Spring Mountain District Uncorked: Smith-Madrone

"You can crash my car, You can strip my break, You can make me holler, But don't forget to make me shake" ~ Les Paul and Friends, Beth Hart

There's no doubt I'm a fan of substance, soul, and terroir-driven wines. There's also no doubt that I'm a huge fan of the blues. Beth Hart delivers a performance, that will not only make you holler, it will also make you shake. I'm also a big fan of mountain wines from the Napa Valley, like those produced by Smith-Madrone in the Spring Mountain District of the Napa Valley. I've been wanting to sample Smith-Madrone for quite some time now, since the day when I was the Wine Steward for the Vons in La Jolla, continuing to offer SM and many other unique wine choices I made available to the customer base I built.
Smith-Madrone, founded in the early seventies, is a small production winery, making just about 4000 cases or so each year. The pioneers of dry-farming, all wines produced are estate grown and are estate bott…

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