Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Landslide 2008

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"A single-vineyard designate wine, our Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits toasty aromas of cherry, cranberry and plum. At once powerful and elegant, it has ripe black cherry fruit flavors integrated with big, ripe tannins that culminates in a supple, long finish that hints of blackberry and spice." - Simi Winery

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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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External Reviews for Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Landslide

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

aromas of chocolate laced with cinnamon, blackberry, plum, black cherry and exotic wood spice. On the palate, a velvety entry is followed by concentrated black cherry and red plum fruit accented with toffee. It finishes with a hint of roasted coffee. Supp


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

This vintage of Landslide is deeper, darker, and more sultry in nature than usual, with great concentration of fruit both blue and black in nature. Opaque deep red with a vibrant ruby edge, this wine entices with warm and inviting aromas of sweet black cherry, cassis, plum, blackberry, raspberry, dark roasted coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, and smoky mineral notes. On the palate, dark berries and plums meet up with roasted coffee accents. The entry is big, full, and rich, followed by a focused middle and a youthful finish with a slight grip and dark roasted offering. This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with beef Stroganoff, chickenfried steak with mushroom gravy, grilled Greek rack of lamb, and wild mushroom lasagna. - WineryAppellation: Alexander ValleyVarietal Composition:84% Cabernet Sauvignon7% Cabernet Franc5% Merlot2% Petit Verdot1.5% Malbec.5% TannatFermentation: 100% stainless steel; average of 35 days on the skinsAging: 100% oak-aged for 26 months in French oak barrels,...



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"A single-vineyard designate wine, our Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits toasty aromas of cherry, cranberry and plum. At once powerful and elegant, it has ripe black cherry fruit flavors integrated with big, ripe tannins that culminates in a supple, long finish that hints of blackberry and spice." - Simi Winery

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