Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2005

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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
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Member Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
09/27/2009

Very rich and fruity with a plummy, cassis nose with a hint of eucalyptus. In the mouth there's a lot of round, rich sweet fruits and flavors of coffee and cedar lend structure to the wine.


Snooth User: John Andrews
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2.00 5
01/01/2009

Tasted this wine at the Snooth Panel tasting: This wine was a bright ruby color with aromas with red cherry, licorice and raspberry. The taste was hot, acidic didn't really like this wine.


Snooth User: tabednar
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4.00 5
11/17/2008

This Sonoma Cabernet was medium-bodied and had a balanced taste of black fruit with hints of herbs and flowers. The finish added the subtle flavor of the French and American oak barrels that lingered. Overall a very decent Cabernet.


Snooth User: rhone65
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4.00 5
08/31/2008

Really nice easy drinking cab. Lots of berry flavors. This is not a big cab which will knock your socks off, but nice to sit and enjoy on the deck or reading a book in bed.


Snooth User: redwoods03
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5.00 5
01/02/2010

This may be the best cab sav for $20. and under range.


Snooth User: StaceKir
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3.50 5
03/14/2009

a little early to be drinking, heavy berry flavors, cherry, red plums, lacks the tannin for the long haul


Snooth User: christnchef
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3.00 5
09/10/2009

Very young and soft on the nose, let it rest for about 45 more minutes and it opened up a bit. Still a bit achey and lacks the supple notes that i look for out of a California Cab. This is high end choice for by the glass pours in alot of "upscale" suburban restaurants in my city and frankly the wine itself is reflective. Not that good but not too bad either. On another note i bought the bottle for 18 at my local big house wine retailer and have seen it priced from 12 to 16 a glass at restaurants, score!


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External Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
03/16/2010

Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 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
01/15/2009

Appearance: Dark red with a ruby cast. Aroma: Blackberry, cassis, and plum laced with cedar, spice and rose petals. Flavor: Lush black cherry and black berry are highlighted with vanilla and a dusting of cocoa and herbs.


External Review
12/23/2010

Winemaker's notes:Intriguing dark flavors of plum, cassis and black cherry are layered with toffee, cocoa and vanilla lifted with fresh herbs. Concentrated, structured and full on the palate from start to finish, ending with ripe, yet age worthy tannins.


External Review
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Opaque crimson center with a garnet edge appearance. Its aroma is dense, concentrated, evolving scents of plum with black cherry, blackberry and cassis, layered with cocoa, toasty oak, sweet herbs and a hint of violets. Intriguing dark flavors of plum, cassis and black cherry are layered with toffee, cocoa and vanilla lifted with fresh herbs. Concentrated, structured and full on the palate from start to finish, ending with ripe, yet age worthy tannins.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDark red with purple tones. Intense cassis, blackberry with hints of leather, accented by dried herbs and vanilla in the nose. Lush berry flavors with full, ripe tannins provide this wine with great length and power.



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Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Opaque crimson center with a garnet edge Aroma: Dense, concentrated, evolving aromas of plum with black cherry, blackberry and cassis, layered with cocoa, toasty oak, sweet herbs and a hint of violets. Flavor: Intriguing dark flavors of plum, cassis and black cherry are layered with toffee, cocoa and vanilla lifted with fresh herbs. Concentrated, structured and full on the palate from start to finish, ending with ripe, yet age worthy tannins.

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4886 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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