The Smith family were original pioneers of Napa Valley's Spring Mountain sub-appellation. Planting some of the first vines in the area in 1972, Stuart Smith chose not to follow the trend of planting only Cabernet Sauvignon, instead planting Chardonnay and Riesling. The Riesling vines for this bottling are from the same vines, now over 40 years old! The vines are located on slopes between 1,300 and 2,000 feet, on steep slopes that control drainage and nutrient density.
This vintage produced a wine of linear, racy intensity, bone-dry with floral-honeyed notes and bright lemon.
Pairing: A great wine for salads, fresh cheeses, and appetizers!