Smith-Madrone Riesling 2015, Napa Valley Spring Mountain District, California

The goal at Smith-Madrone is to make artisanal wines which are distinctive and are an expression of both the vintage and are wines which bring pleasure to the senses. All wines made entirely from the winery’s dry-farmed estate vineyards surrounding the winery on top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley. The vineyards sit at elevations between 1,300 and 2,000 feet, on steep slopes which range up to 35%. The soils are mostly deep-red Aiken Stoney Clay loam, part of the Aiken, Kidd, Forward complex of soils which are volcanic-based, well-drained and deep for mountain soils. 2015 Vintage – 100% Riesling. “The 2015 is the very definition of racy. It is bright, clean and delicious with a solid core of minerality surrounded by grace notes of citrus fruit and honeysuckle. This wine can only enhance our already solid reputation as a producer of great Riesling. In short, the 2015 is simply a humdinger. Delicious to drink now or anytime in the next 25 to 35 years (not kidding)!” – from the Winery.