Simi Chardonnay Russian River 2007
Tried this in a blind taste test. Did not fare well. Hints of apples, lemon, and lots of oak. Some spiceness. Almost a cinnamon flavor. The fruit was under ripe. Dissapointing given the price. I have had bad luck with 07chardonays from california this year. Generally I like california chardonays. I'm conncerned with california wines this year. Rising prices, diminished quality. Look for better values in chile and argentina. Maybe next year will be better.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Simi Chardonnay Russian River
Textbook RRV Chard, with its bright, clean acids and savory flavors of ripe apples, pears and minerals, and dusty spices. All of this is well oaked, but the vanilla and char fit in just fine. The creamy texture adds allure.
Like most Chards these days, this wine is boldly flavored, oaky and rich. But it goes beyond the tropical fruits, vanilla and buttercream to achieve real finesse and elegance. The crisp acidity helps make it balanced.
Vibrant and nervy on the palate, displaying an intricate balance of warm and cool fruit flavors, distinctive mineral notes and layers of integrated oak. Its flavors reflect the diversity of grapevine selections planted in the Goldfields Vineyard.
A rich, smooth, elegant style, with creamy oak wrapped in an intense, tasty core of earthy pear, spice, citrus and a touch of honey. Gains complexity and depth on a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2006.
Simi Winery Chardonnay 2007 and all other wine from Simi Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
Winemaker's Notes:The Russian River Valley's cool climate plays a key role in Simi's Burgundian-style Chardonnay. The influence of the Pacific Ocean gives the Russian River Valley an extended, moderate growing season. Perfectly situated within the heart of the Russian River Valley, Simi's Goldfields vineyard is close enough to the coast to receive the benefits of the cool fog and inland enough to ensure the vineyard will get the degree days that Chardonnay grapes require to ripen to perfection.
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Weighty and viscous on the palate, the wine explodes with aromas and flavors of ripe pear, juicy white peach and toasty oak spice. Fresh, yet richly textured, this Chardonnay captures the brilliance of Alexander Valley fruit.
19739 cases produced.
Notes: 54% new French Oak, 4% New American Oak
|Total Acidity: 6.6 grams per liter|
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