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Simi Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2005

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Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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Winery: Simi Winery
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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 Valley

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
08/08/2007

Tropical fruit and oak on the nose. Godd acidic attack. Good use of oak, not overpowering. A slightly bitter finish on oak, but vewry nice.


Snooth User: runningbear
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4.00 5
02/11/2008

A very good standby Chardonnay we can count on for quality


Snooth User: ehguy11
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4.50 5
11/13/2010

I just scored a case of this fantastic wine @ $7.99/bottle! A great bottle of zinfandel with only 13.5% alcohol. Just, if not more flavorful than the port-like high alcohol zin's we're all used to. Smooth, and very drinkable. Not overpowering. Lots of dark cherry, pepper, and even a bit of chocolate! I'm loving this wine. I'm very happy to have 11 more bottles in my cellar!

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  • Snooth User: newyorkwineguy
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    3.00 5
    02/18/2010

    Three glasses


    External Reviews for Simi Chardonnay Russian River Valley

    External Review
    Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
    03/16/2010

    Simi Winery Zinfandel 2005 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: WineChateau.com
    05/22/2010

    76% Zinfandel qnd 24% Petite SirahBrilliant garnet in color with a slight purple cast. Aromas of brambly raspberry, black cherry and red plum spiced with chocolate, cloves and black pepper. Fresh upfront berry and cherry flavors with hints of caramel and peppery spice.


    External Review
    Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
    03/16/2010

    Simi Winery Chardonnay 2005 Russian River 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
    09/15/2009

    Simi winemaker Steve Reeder has produced an utterly delicious wine with this barrel-fermented beauty, the best nonreserve Chard from the winery in nearly 10 years. It shows flamboyant, complex flavors of tropical fruits, green apples, pears, butterscotch and smoky vanilla, with crisp, clean Russian River acidity. This is a good price, and the wine should be easy to find with nearly 20,000 cases produced.


    External Review
    01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesSonoma County is home to some of the best Zinfandel vineyards in California. In the winery, traditional winemaking techniques such as open-top fermentation and gentle extraction yield a deeply colored Zinfandel. It is delicious with barbecued meats, pasta with red sauces, aged cheese and spicy gumbo. Ruby red with slight purple cast. Brambly raspberry, red cherry dusted with baking spices, black pepper and cocoa. Fresh upfront berry fruit laced with vanilla; light toast on the finish.


    External Review
    06/27/2007

    Simi is one of California's oldest wineries. Their Chardonnay is a rich wine with hints of vanilla on the nose backed up by loads of ripe fruit.



    Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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