At Roudon-Smith, we specialize in the making of fine wines as well as the enjoyment of taking on new challenges. With this spirit, we are constantly striving to find something we see as providing promise with keeping to mind that consistency is important. We will be highlighting on this site what we do to keep consistency alive as well as our creative spirit. Every year we again look deeper, trying to find grapes that bring out why we love making wine. In this constant quest, we find some exceptional grapes that make exceptional wines and will offer these often on our web site. We will describe how we found this fruit, why we felt it provided so much promise and if we plan to continue making this wine and why.
We are very happy to announce that our new outdoor tasting facility has now opened. Our tent is up and our tables/stools will be arriving on 10 Sept so we will be resuming our normal Thursday-Sunday business hours. While we are happy to take drop in visitors we suggest you call/text us in advance so we can try and insure you will have a spot.
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This wine is done in a style to compliment the citrus and minerality of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It opens with a nose that features citrus blossoms supported with notes of white peach and spice. This is followed with flavors of grapefruit, Eureka lemon, and peach on the palate leading to a nice finish.
This wine opens with a nose that features notes of starfruit and honeyed spice and some pineapple. This is followed with flavors of lemon/citrus, apple pie spice, and some minerality on the palate leading to a lingering finish.
The wine is done in a Rhone style and shows layers of fruit with an herbaceous finish. The wine has little oak influence, again very similar to what you would find from the Rhone, since most was aged in neutral American oak. It is a delightful bottle of wine to be enjoyed over the next year or two.
This blend is technically a trio with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc co-fermented. The nose begins with notes of green sage and dried red chilies. This wine follows up with flavors of red currants and cranberries and a good tannic structure.
90 Points: 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Professional Tasting This wine is really showing youthful finesse right now. It starts with a full nose featuring black cherry and cola notes leading to black cherry flavors supported by hints of white pepper on the palate.
This wine is sourced from Corralitos and exhibits aggressive red cherry and white fleshed dark plum scents on the nose balanced with hints of anise spice. As we go to the palate the wine reveals notes of white pepper, wild berry, and dusty minerals. This leads to a smooth finish with hints of oak and cocoa.
This wine displays an elegant ruby color with a nose that suggests lavender and violet tied to fig, Santa Rosa plum, and Queen Anne cherry notes. The mouth continues these notes adding strawberries and raspberries to the blend along with some hints of milk chocolate.
This wine shows a dark garnet/purple color in the glass and a nose with hints of dark chocolate and chocolate mint tied into dark fruits and black pepper. On the palate the wine shows blackberry, black currant, and pluot flavors on top of dusty oak with nice tannins for further development.
Gold Medal: 2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
This wine opens with a nose filled with bright cherry candy and chaparral/sage and strawberry notes. On the palate it reflects creamy bing cherry and vanilla bean with hints of dried herbs and lavender. It is showing well in its youth and should improve over the next 7-10 years.
This wine opens with a nose that shows spice and earthy/woodsy scents along with some red currant. On the palate there are hints of chile pepper along with black pepper spice and coffee bean leading to a long and smooth finish.
The nose shows boysenberry with a bit of smoky mesquite. This leads to flavors of red pepper and cherries along with smokehouse/meaty notes closing with a clean and smooth finish.
Bronze Medal: 2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
This red blend is made up of primarily Syrah and Grenache with a just a bit of Petit Sirah. A nose of black plum, smoke and allspice leads to flavors of smoked meat, red currant, spice, and mesquite. The wine is well balanced with some dusty tannins.
This wine is a Grenache/Syrah blend. Showing a coral pink color the nose gives you aromas of citrus, melon, and spice. This leads to flavors of orange creme, hazelnut, melon, and star anise on the palate with a nice creamy finish.
20% Wine Club Discount, 15% discount on a solid case, 10% discount on a mixed case