Blacksmith Cellars is a 1,500 case winery that rests upon the vision, dedication and hard work of one man, Matt Smith. Passionate about both the science and art of wine, he approaches his craft in ways that seem simultaneously systematic and inspired. He makes his wines in a warehouse located on the grounds of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda - across the bay from San Francisco. Because he doesn’t own a patch of vineyard, he’ll make wine from whatever comes through his network of growers - or even the spot market.
Classic Merlot, delivery all the chocolate and plum that makes the varietal rich, round and ready to drink. A splash of 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot adds depth and structure. Darker fruits of figs, dates, blackberries and vanilla from 100% French oak are velvety and full-bodied. Matt Smith delivers another stellar value from a very well-regarded wine region.