Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Landslide 2004
The 2004 vintage is the fifth release of this vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon from the Simi winery's Landslide Vineyard in southern Alexander Valley, which was first planted in 1985. The Landslide Vineyard-170 acres divided by forces of nature into three distinct sections and elevations-produces wines that reflect the extraordinary diversity of the vineyard and its dramatic geologic history. The Landslide Vineyard is comprised of numerous soil types and microclimates created by an ancient volcanic landslide from nearby Mount St. Helena. These soil variations, combined with diverse topography, result in varied bud break, flowering, veraison and harvest times in the vineyard blocks. Along with the complexity created by the different soil types and topography, Simi has planted an assortment of varieties and clones. Nine different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec give winemaker Steve Reeder and his team the tools needed to create spectacular blends of the "big five" Bordeaux varietals.
External Reviews for Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Landslide
Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004: in Barriques gereift (25 Monate), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: Simi WinesRebsorte: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Merlot4% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot 1% MalbecRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein
From a benchland vineyard in the southern end of Alexander Valley, this is sleek and black. Its dark cherry flavor gives way to scents of kirsch and full, ripe tannins. For now, those tannins last longer than the fruit; already juicy, the firmness of the structure suggests five years' aging will build more depth and complexity.
Toasty and generous on the nose, with rich, elegant black cherry fruit and finely integrated tannins on the long finish.
Dense and tannic, with lots of black currant and cherry flavors and elaborate oak. Acids and tannins help it to achieve a certain complexity. Notable for its smooth structure. It's best consumed soon, with a good steak.
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A delicious Cabernet at a terrific price. Smooth, rich and juicy, with tiers of lively black cherry, wild berry and blackberry fruit that are deeply concentrated with a supple, elegant mouthfeel. On the finish the tannins show some grip and a nice dusty, cedary oak quality adds a note of complexity. Best from 2005 through 2011.
Food Pairings for Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Landslide
Deep ruby in color with red highlights. Aromas of concentrated black cherry, plum, and blueberry are spiced with cedar, clove and vanilla. You will enjoy blackberry and cherry flavors that are accented with cocoa and spice, giving layers and depth to the wine. Concentrated on the palate with ripe tannins that give full and lasting intensity.
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