Napa Smith Winery
NAPA SMITH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic expression of the 2013 vintage from Napa Valley. The growing season began early with a warm and dry spring, and the weather stayed absolutely beautiful all the way through an early harvest. These conditions allow us to pick at optimal flavor with the acidity and sugars right inline, creating a forward wine while maintaining the true varietal characteristics.
These grapes were sourced from three vineyards located in the heart of the valley; Red Hen, Skellenger and Oak Knoll. These vineyards produce vibrant colors and flavors combined with the structure associated with the high mineral content of the soils found in this area. This style of Cabernet allows the wine to be very dynamic paired with food or simply delicious by itself.
Aroma: Spice, dried fruits, black cherries, cassis, rose petals, moist earth and worn leather
Tasting characteristics: Currant and black cherries leap off the palate followed by dried fruits and chocolate that lend to a rustic bouquet that coats the mouth
Body: Medium to heavy body, soft, rounded structure with a full mouthfeel and integrated tannins that roll over the palate
Napa Smith Awards & Accolades
94 Points & Gold Medal – Tastings.com – 2017
“Bright violet color. Inviting, complex aromas and flavors of dried and spiced berries, chocolate figs, caramelized bacon, and sundried tomatoes and leather with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long vanilla yogurt nuts, delicate brown spices, and chocolate mint finish with silky tannins and light oak. A lively and inviting cabernet that will be very versatile.”
Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition – 2016
SONOMA SMITH CHARDONNAY
Our 2014 Chardonnay from Russian River Valley in Sonoma is the embodiment of an American wine with a Burgundian soul. To accurately represent our mission at Napa Smith Winery we chose to source our grapes for our Sonoma Smith Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma. With a very cool growing season influenced by the ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean fog, these grapes develop slowly, compose a lush fruit bouquet while maintaining a bright acidity and integrated minerality.
We like to refer to this style of wine as the crossroads where the New World and Old World meet. There are only a few growing reqions in the US that perfectly match the grapes physiological needs with the appropriate climate and soil type; Russian River and Chardonnay are one of them.
Aroma: Citrus zest, orange blossoms, honey suckle, caramel and vanilla
Tasting characteristics: Ripe Fuji apple, stone fruit, lemon blossom, wet slate, cream and hazelnut
Body: Medium body, cleansing mouthfeel with balance of flavor and acidity that excites the entire palate