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Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 1999

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Sonoma County's Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types of any winegrowing region in California. It has a long history of dramatic geological activity which created numerous soil types and microclimates. This diversity allows us to produce wines with a great range of flavor, texture and character. Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is created by keeping all of our diverse vineyard blocks separate throughout the winemaking process. This allows the winemaker to select the best vineyard lots for the final blend. The blend is created over a two year period by selecting the best barrels from the most intense lots. The complexity of this wine is created not only from our vineyard sites, but also from blending with other classic Bordeaux varietals.

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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 Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: jaye
28911379
4.00 5
08/08/2007

Flavor starting to wane in this once wonderful drink. If you still have bottles, don't wait much longer to finish them up. [85]


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
3.50 5
01/30/2005

Flavor starting to wane in this once wonderful drink. If you still have bottles, don't wait much longer to finish them up.


Snooth User: junyenchen
33917059
3.50 5
01/10/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Smooth and silky, with ripe, rich blackberry, currant and black cherry flavors that are pure and well-focused. Finishes with a long, concentrated aftertaste, with elegant tannins. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Up-front berry aromas with a hint of sweet oak and cherry, berry flavors blended with cassis and all spice.



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Sonoma County's Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types of any winegrowing region in California. It has a long history of dramatic geological activity which created numerous soil types and microclimates. This diversity allows us to produce wines with a great range of flavor, texture and character. Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is created by keeping all of our diverse vineyard blocks separate throughout the winemaking process. This allows the winemaker to select the best vineyard lots for the final blend. The blend is created over a two year period by selecting the best barrels from the most intense lots. The complexity of this wine is created not only from our vineyard sites, but also from blending with other classic Bordeaux varietals.

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