Smith-Madrone Winery dates back to the very early ’70s in Napa Valley, a time when wineries weren’t so common. Stuart and Charlie Smith literally carved out an incredible future in fine wine making back then and have maintained top quality all those years. It’s been way too long since I last sat down with Charlie for an interview, in fact it’s been since 2013, and it was great to get caught up. Times have changed but one thing has not, the quest for making the best wine possible.

You can also hear Charlie on our Vino Lingo segment defining the term “Minerality”.

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Written by Ray Fister

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