• SN: 88

    Snooth Editorial Score

    88

    Close
Wine Globe USD 29.99 750ml

Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

SonomaCounty’s Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types of any winegrowing region in California. Dramatic geological activity has created numerous soil types and microclimates allowing Simi Winery to select from a diverse range of vineyard sources for wines of distinct flavor, texture and character. Simi ReserveCabernet Sauvignon is created by keeping each vineyardblock separate throughout the winemaking process. Winemaker Steve Reeder selects the best vineyard lots for the final blend. The complexity of this wine is created not only from our vineyard sites, but also from blendingwith other classic Bordeaux varietals. This unique combination of vineyard sites and varietals result in a wine that is both powerful and elegant, with Alexander Valley's signature luscious, velvety tannins.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.03 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Editorial Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,969
4.00 5
12/22/2008

Really good fruit on the nose at first, in a restrained style with lovely bay and vanilla tones adding complexity a little cigar wrapper as well. Overall a sweet, gentle herbal and slightly medicinal impression. Very smooth and suave at first with good fruit but also quite astringent tannins. Not particularly tannic but with a gritty edge to the tannins. Earthy and dark, with baked spice tones that compliment the red plum skin, apple skin, and wild berry fruit. This is a bit too woody with quite the spiced and vanilla toned finish that is very drying. The tannins need to mellow for this to show better. Give it 2 years. 2011-2020 88pts


Member Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Add your review
Snooth User: workingman53
2371334
0.00 5
08/18/2009

I received this wine as a Christmas gift two years ago and kept the bottle in hopes of finding more. Great with a steak! Very aromatic.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
2.00 5
03/02/2008

Nose and palate of strawberries and mocha. Like nestle' quik strawberry meets starbucks frappucino drink. very thin and watery, sugary, hi-c like. not my favorite.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
2.50 5
01/01/2009

Leather and spice with cedar notes in the aroma. Red cherry taste with no finish and no acidity.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
12/22/2008

A very woodsy, dry, dusty wine. Its quite elegant at first, but nice cherry and vanilla notes. Still needs to age. Tasted at the Snooth PTP California Cab blind tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/snooth-ptp-california-cabernet


Snooth User: Degrandcru
101685579
3.00 5
11/05/2009

Cherry and vanilla, very smooth, lack of finish. Almost too smooth for my taste, lacks edges and character.


Snooth User: jmm29
9408733
5.00 5
01/11/2009

Divine with a lovely filet mignon. I noticed how I could really taste the full breadth of flavors in this cabernet with the steak. I'm a long-time consumer of red wines, but new to describing them, sorry!


Snooth User: manjuy
10983782
4.00 5
12/22/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
05/22/2010

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, and 2.5% Petite VerdotThe 2004 Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep, dark, crimson red appearance with intense aromas of black fruit with sweet herbs, vanilla and coffee. Deep dark flavors of plum, cassis and black cherry are layered with coffee, cocoa and vanilla and spiced with sweet herbs. Concentrated and full on the palate from start to finish, ending with ripe, chewy tannins.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004 is deep


External Review
03/16/2010

Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Reserve 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
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



All Prices

Shipping to:

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep, dark, crimson red Aroma: Intense aromas of black fruit with sweet herbs, vanilla and coffee. Flavor: Deep dark flavors of plum, cassis and black cherry are layered with coffee, cocoa and vanilla and spiced with sweet herbs. Concentrated and full on the palate from start to finish, ending with ripe, chewy tannins.

SonomaCounty’s Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types of any winegrowing region in California. Dramatic geological activity has created numerous soil types and microclimates allowing Simi Winery to select from a diverse range of vineyard sources for wines of distinct flavor, texture and character. Simi ReserveCabernet Sauvignon is created by keeping each vineyardblock separate throughout the winemaking process. Winemaker Steve Reeder selects the best vineyard lots for the final blend. The complexity of this wine is created not only from our vineyard sites, but also from blendingwith other classic Bordeaux varietals. This unique combination of vineyard sites and varietals result in a wine that is both powerful and elegant, with Alexander Valley's signature luscious, velvety tannins.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.4 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists








Snooth Media Network