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Floria Red Semi Sweet 2008

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Brilliantly clear, light yellow straw. Vibrant notes of pear, green apple and orange zest, accented by soft hints of cream and toast. Lively on the palate with peach, pear, lemon and pineapple flavors, highlighted with warm spice notes and caramel cream.

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Simi Winery:
A lot of what we do at Simi is based on tradition, enhanced with cutting-edge innovation. Our philosophy has always been to maintain the quality and style that we're recognized for, while at the same time improve our methods for growing grapes and crafting wines to reflect the experience and knowledge we are accumulating and have been throughout the winery's 125-year history. Long ag... Read more
A lot of what we do at Simi is based on tradition, enhanced with cutting-edge innovation. Our philosophy has always been to maintain the quality and style that we're recognized for, while at the same time improve our methods for growing grapes and crafting wines to reflect the experience and knowledge we are accumulating and have been throughout the winery's 125-year history. Long ago we also realized the importance of Alexander Valley and knew that it would be a leading appellation for growing Bordeaux varietals. Today we showcase the region with our Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as well as our vineyard-designated Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1989 we purchased our Russian River Valley Goldfields Vineyard and planted it to hand-selected original cuttings from some of the best and oldest vineyards in California. This innovative technique gives us the amazing diversity of flavors that has made Simi's Russian River Reserve Chardonnay famous. Simi's unique vineyards are the genesis of our distinct wines. Our warm Alexander Valley Estate Vineyards are planted primarily to red Bordeaux varietals and are the source of Simi's Cabernet Sauvignon. These vineyards encompass nearly 600 acres and possess some of the most diverse soils of any wine-growing region, resulting from eons of geologic activity including a catastrophic landslide which changed the course of the Russian River. Complementing the Alexander Valley Vineyards, Simi's 120-acre Goldfields Vineyard in the Russian River Valley is the backbone of the Simi Chardonnay. Planted with a wide array of clones and field selections, Goldfields Vineyard is one of the most diverse vineyards in the Russian River Valley and all of California. With every taste of Simi wines you'll discover our devotion to tradition that is enhanced by our pursuit of the best vineyards, the best grape-growing methods, and the best winemaking techniques. Tasting Room Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for tasting and sales. Read less
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Member Reviews for Floria Red Semi Sweet

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Snooth User: GoinGray
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3.00 5
07/22/2011

Grassy/earthy scent. Flavors of tart lemon, a bit grassy, warm finish.


Snooth User: winehound69
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4.00 5
04/11/2010

clean bright and refreshing not as buttery or heavy as other chardonnays but a definite buy


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
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4.00 5
03/08/2010

Aromas that remind me of bacon fat or baked chicken. Buttery with acidic citrus. Nice clean chardonnay for the price. I always seem to enjoy Simi wines


Snooth User: april b
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0.00 5
01/16/2011

America's best and accessible wine values - food and wine magazine


Snooth User: Netrev
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3.50 5
08/09/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Floria Red Semi Sweet

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Pale straw cast. Medium-bodied. Full acidity. Moderately extracted. Green apples, minerals. Crisp and clean with precisely defined flavors and a linear structure. firm acidity makes for a zesty finish.


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12/05/2009

Simi is one of California's oldest wineries. Their Chardonnay is a rich wine with hints of vanilla on the nose backed up by loads of ripe fruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Appealing for its core of tasty peach, fig and nectarine flavors, which are supple and well-integrated.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lemon and vanilla bean aromas dominate, followed by pear and hazelnut flavors, with a toasty finish that lingers on and on.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A solid performance from a solid performer. Bosc pears and nectarines flesh out a lemon-lime backbone. Finishes well, with lemon and nutmeg nuances. On the lean side, but crisp and clean.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Composed of top quality fruit from the Carneros and Russian River appellations, Simi Chardonnay is characterized by excellent balance, luscious fruit flavors and an elegant finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Starts off with a somewhat yeasty aroma that alter reveal lemon, pear and grapefruit on the palate, with a clean finish.


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Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Brilliantly clear, light yellow straw Aroma: Fresh green apple, nectarine, Meyer lemon and orange zest are laced with notes of vanilla, honey and toasted brioche with a lifted mineral edge. Flavor: Golden delicious apple and tangerine are lightly warmed with subtle notes of cream, butter and smoke finishing with a note of lime zest.

Brilliantly clear, light yellow straw. Vibrant notes of pear, green apple and orange zest, accented by soft hints of cream and toast. Lively on the palate with peach, pear, lemon and pineapple flavors, highlighted with warm spice notes and caramel cream.

230000 cases produced.

Notes: 25% new oak

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter

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