This was one of the best experiences my husband and I had while visiting Napa Valley. We arrived a little early for our scheduled complimentary tasting but were greeted by Charlie who encouraged us to take a short walk up the hill for a birds' eye view of Napa Valley. We were escorted by the family dog to a gorgeous and peaceful spot, so different from the bustling main corridor of the valley. When we came back down, Stu showed us into the barn/barrel/tasting room where the other guests were. Charlie continued the tasting with no shortage of factoids and stories about their craft. We sampled their cabarnet, chardonnay and riesling which were all top-notch. We left that day with a bottle of chardonnay, feeling like we had stepped back in time to the way Napa used to be. Thank you Smith Madrone for an unforgettable afternoon!