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Simi Chardonnay Russian River 2007

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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 modera

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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 Russian River

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Snooth User: chris19571978
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2.00 5
07/18/2009

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.


Snooth User: lecirquemagique
28482220
3.50 5
11/01/2009

fruit,pear,resinous


Snooth User: angel12652
372713147
3.50 5
03/04/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Simi Chardonnay Russian River

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/20/2011

WE: 87 Points WS: 86 Points


External Review
03/16/2010

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.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/15/2011

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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Tasting Notes:

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.

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 modera

19739 cases produced.

Notes: 54% new French Oak, 4% New American Oak

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.6 grams per liter

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