Appearance: Brilliant garnet with a slight purple cast. Aroma: Brambly raspberry, black cherry and red plum spiced ...Read more...
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
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, wit... Read more
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. Read more
Food Pairings for Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel
Editorial Reviews for Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel
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
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!
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.
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.
Light but not sweet fruity wine
This is a solid wine, and considering you can get the bottles for around $10, it's a win win for me. This wine has impressed quite a few of my friends.
External Reviews for Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel
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.
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
9800 cases produced.
Notes: 11% new French oak and 7% New American Oak
|Total Acidity: 6.4 grams per liter|
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