2005 Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, CA, $41 (S) – Rating 91
This mountain Cabernet continues to come into its own. Give it a good 30 minutes in decanter for full effect. The opening act is a nose of dark cherry, chocolate with hints of tobacco box. A rich but not over-ripe artisan Cab, it will fill the palate with flavors of dark cherry, dark fruit, chocolate and spice with subtle tobacco and leather notes. Very well-integrated and balance tannins. Buy this Wine.