Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel 2006

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Appearance: Brilliant garnet with a slight purple cast. Aroma: Brambly raspberry, black cherry and red plum spiced ...

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Spicy apricot and earth tones dominate the nose with a touch vanilla and fresh leather which turns quite leathery and shoe store like with a decide... Read more

Love this chardonnay. Oaky and full bodied. Yummy! Read more

One of the most smooth and creamy Chardonnays ever. A bit pricey, but probably my favorite bottel of Chardonnay. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065201,971
3.00 5
04/06/2009

Spicy apricot and earth tones dominate the nose with a touch vanilla and fresh leather which turns quite leathery and shoe store like with a decidedly floral edge. A bit matte and dull in the mouth with a pretty intense yet somewhat generic fruitiness. There’s some nice cherry fruit here though and a very gentle, rich mouthfilling character that has a certain appeal, particularly in light of the modest alcohol. Gentle and easy with decent balance and a fresh appeal. I would not be averse to a glass of this. Finishes with a touch of harsh acid and long, grapy fruit. 85pts

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Snooth User: Kim Shaffer
14437818
5.00 5
03/01/2009

Love this chardonnay. Oaky and full bodied. Yummy!


Snooth User: jazzman158
1720576
5.00 5
04/28/2009

One of the most smooth and creamy Chardonnays ever. A bit pricey, but probably my favorite bottel of Chardonnay.

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Smooth and Creamy

Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,434
3.00 5
12/02/2008

a really nicely balanced chardonnay, not a ton of oak and it has hints of pears, apples, and even banana.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
4.50 5
01/30/2010

A fruity and earthy aroma, with slow syrupy legs running down my glass. Subtle smoke, smooth woody character at the very beginning of the sip, with dark cherry in the middle, ending with a barely detectable hint of licorice and soft spice, with the cherry lingering in the back of the throat. Very smooth, very easy drinking. May be one of the best zinfandels I've tried. Can't wait to drink again!


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
2.50 5
04/04/2009

An initial stinky tar followed by pear and blackberry aromas. chocolate and cassis flavors but overall the wine isn't working very hard for me.


Snooth User: Lushsot
380348153
3.00 5
02/23/2010

I got this for $9.98 at World Market and it was good, very smooth and for the price it's a great one to bring as host/hostess gift or backyard bbq, whatever.


Snooth User: strikingvisage
14430876
3.00 5
03/01/2009

Prominent oak, toast and butter in the nose partially obscure some white tree fruit and a hint of orange peel and flowers. Apple, pear, and some tropical fruit on the attack; mid-palate exposed buttery vanilla cream and an uncharacteristic slight tinge of leather. Diacetyl and more toasty oak on a slightly astringent finish. Reasonably well balanced but a little hot, with evident malolactic qualities. Extremely tight when first popped, better 2nd day. Also improved as it warmed up a bit, serve a shade above chilled. Oaky and buttery overall; not great but simple, decent and drinkable with reasonable QPR.


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External Reviews for Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel

External Review
03/28/2010

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
04/10/2008

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.


External Review
02/25/2010

Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay 2006: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12°C, in Barriques gereift (6 Monate), lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: Simi WinesRebsorte: 100% ChardonnayRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Weißwein


External Review
11/26/2009

Lively on the palate with peach, pear, lemon and pineapple flavors, highlighted with warm spice notes and caramel cream.


External Review
11/26/2009

The Russian River Valley's cool climate plays a key role in Simi's Burgundian-style Chardonnay...


External Review
03/28/2010

100% ChardonnayBrilliant light straw in color with a slight golden cast. Intriguing notes of spiced apple, honey pineapple, and warm citrus are highlighted by vanilla and toast. Full and intense flavor of roasted pear and nectarine are warmed with toast and spice. Clean delicate fruit balanced with acidity builds to a long, lingering finish.


External Review
11/25/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


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Winemaker's Notes:

Sonoma 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, fruit forward Zinfandel. Simi Zin is blended with Petite Sirah to enhance color, bring out the mid palate and extend the finish. It is delicious with barbecued meats, pasta with red sauces, aged cheese and spicy gumbo.

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Brilliant garnet with a slight purple cast. Aroma: Brambly raspberry, black cherry and red plum spiced with chocolate, cloves and black pepper. Flavor: Fresh upfront berry and cherry with hints of caramel and peppery spice

Sonoma 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, fruit forward Zinfandel. Simi Zin is blended with Petite Sirah to enhance color, bring out the mid palate and extend the finish. It is delicious with barbecued meats, pasta with red sauces, aged cheese and spicy gumbo.

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9800 cases produced.

Notes: 11% new French oak and 7% New American Oak

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 6.4 grams per liter

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