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Simi Chardonnay 2008

Member Review by GoinGray:

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

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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

Member Reviews for Simi Chardonnay

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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 Simi Chardonnay

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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
10/15/2009

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


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ripe and lush, with layers of pear, butter, apricot and peach pit flavors. Well-integrated toasty oak carries through the finish.


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09/27/2011

Broad leesiness and toasty oak give this a smoky bacon scent. It's supple and warm, a white to chill for a grilled pork chop.


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01/04/2012

Herersquo;s a clean, steely Chardonnay with good varietal character. Itrsquo;s dry and crisp, with a creamy texture housing flavors of pineapple, vanilla and smoky oak. Nice with roast salmon, corn risotto or a simple broiled chicken.


External Review
09/27/2011

Soft, simple and a little sweet, with candied pineapple, lemon and lime flavors touched with butterscotchy, vanilla oak.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A rich, concentrated style, with earthy tropical fruit, pineapple and yellow apple flavors accented by a pleasing spiciness. Drink now through 2008.


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