2006 Roudon Smith Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"Aged for 17 months in American oak casks which adds a nice backdrop of aromas and flavors to the fruit of black currant and black cherry. The finish is crisp and lingering." -Winery
"Roudon-Smith Winery was founded in 1972 by Bob and Annamaria Roudon and Jim and June Smith. The winery is dedicated to the production of exceptional wines from the vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including our estate-grown Chardonnay. We also purchase grapes from selected vineyards in other regions of the state. Traditional wine-making methods result in elegant, long-lived wines, the perfect complement to a meal."
"The once visionary venture of the 70s has aged well. Currently Roudon-Smith enjoys a solid maturity, built by a consistency of product that has won medals for the winery from the very beginning. Matching vintages of carefully chosen vineyards, Roudon-Smith specializes in Estate grown Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot."
"The hand-made vintages of Roudon-Smith, once the exclusive province of a devoted Santa Cruz Mountain following are now distributed throughout the United States, pleasing judges, wine lovers and gourmets across the continent. Making dreams come true - for its entrepreneurs and its public - Roudon-Smith Vineyards provides fine, affordable, distinctive and endlessly drinkable wines that have helped build the reputation enjoyed by California wines today." -Winery