Meet The Maker Tasting
Thursday, June 13th | 5pm-7pm
Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery
Guest: Sam Smith, Winemaker

Founded in 1971 by Stuart (Stu) Smith, the Smith Family has built a legacy of winemaking based on pioneering technology, dedication, and passion. Smith-Madrone produces entirely estate grown grapes in the Spring Mountain District of the Napa Valley, in California. Known as a pioneer of Dry-Farming, Stu Smith explains this practice is better for the vines and the land, resulting in superb wines. Their vineyards are located on top of Spring Mountain, with red Aiken soil vineyards. From here, you can see the Napa Valley below and truly grasp why Smith-Madrone’s “mountain fruit” is so different from valley fruit. The steep, well-drained slopes, the cool air trapped by the trees, and the fresh breezes, all help encapsulate why the Smith Family produce such consistently elegant and refined wines on their small estate.

Smith-Madrone Riesling 2015
$31.19 a bottle, $27.81 a bottle by the 6 pack ($166.86)
*special meet the maker pricing*
One of my first introductions to Smith-Madrone’s Riesling was a vintage bottle at a small restaurant in Hazel Park and ever since then I’ve been in love with aging this Riesling. It’s mineral driven petrol kiss of citrus. Yes, it’s what we might traditionally consider a couple vintages behind, but trust us, this Riesling will shake-up your ideas of aged whites and dry Californian Rieslings, because yes… it really is dry. ~ Lydia

Smith-Madrone Chardonnay 2016
$42.09 a bottle, $37.50 a bottle by the 6 pack case ($225.00)
*special meet the maker pricing*
Bold Citrus & Stone Fruit Aromas, Lip-Smacking Juicy, Restrained French Oak (the way oaked Chard should taste!).

Smith Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
$54.69 a bottle, $48.83 a bottle by the 6 pack case ($292.98)
*special meet the maker pricing*
Concentrated Dark Fruit Aromas, Elegant Silky Texture, Old School & Old World Approach, Lingering Finish. Will certainly age for at least twenty-five years.

Smith Madrone Cook’s Flat Reserve 2013*
$206.29 a bottle
(an allocated item, Burritt’s only has 6 bottles in stock)
Named after George Cook, the first owner of the property, Cook’s Flat was the local, oldtimer’s name for the eight-acre plateau-like vineyard block which was replanted in 1972. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France, and Merlot, Cook’s Flat Reserve is classically structured for sustained aging and has layers upon layers of dark, rich fruit flavors.

No RSVP needed, this tasting is $15/person and does include a plate of paired nibbles, *the Cook’s Flat Reserve is an additional $15 to taste and is not included unless requested.

(photo credits, Smith Madrone, Meg Smith)