Appearance: Deep garnet with red highlights Aroma: Intense plum, black cherry and cassis are spiced with caramel and ...Read more...
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Beautiful purple, great by itself - fun to drink casually if you're looking for something more than a table wine but not overpowering tannins. Won... Read more
With its Landslide bottling, Simi brings to the table an important, affordable single-vineyard Cabernet. It typically shows a beautiful balance of ... Read more
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 an... Read more
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Beautiful purple, great by itself - fun to drink casually if you're looking for something more than a table wine but not overpowering tannins. Wonderful aromas.
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With its Landslide bottling, Simi brings to the table an important, affordable single-vineyard Cabernet. It typically shows a beautiful balance of sweet, ripe fruit and firm tannins, backed by crisp acidity, and is big enough to handle considerable oak. Young and juicy, itrsquo;s delicious now, and should develop through 2012.
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 yearsrsquo; aging will build more depth and complexity.
This is only the second release of this vineyard-designated Cabernet from Simirsquo;s 170-acre vineyard in Alexander Valley. The site comprises numerous soil types and microclimates created by an ancient volcanic landslide from nearby Mount St. Helena. Winemaker Steve Reeder blended Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec for the cuveacute;e.
This bottling has been a star for Simi since its inception, and the rsquo;05 is among their best ever. It shows Alexander Valleyrsquo;s softness and slight herbaceousness, along with decadently rich red currant, mocha and oak flavors. Classic and elegant now, it should develop bottle complexities for the next six years. This is a good price, especially compared to whatrsquo;s going on in Napa Valley. Editorrsquo;s Choice.
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 topogra
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.
This fabulously complex wine shows how you can merge power and nuance with the most complex and satisfying results. Cherries, dried herbs, vanilla and toasty oak, with ripe, lush tannins and great balance. Shows an exciting finesse throughout. Hard to exaggerate the quality. A perfect companion at the table.
Appearance: Deep garnet with red highlights Aroma: Intense plum, black cherry and cassis are spiced with caramel and toast. Flavor: Blackberry and plum flavors are accented with cocoa and spice giving layers of complexity and depth. Full on the palate with ripe tannins which lead to lasting flavor and intensity.
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