Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006
Alexander Valley was shaped by dramatic geologic activity—from an ancient landslide that changed the course of the Russian River to earthquake upheavals that redistributed whole sections of land. The incredible diversity of soil types and microclimates produces wines with velvety textures and bright, luscious flavors. Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the best of Alexander Valley with a bright fruit character and elegance that has made the wines of this unparalleled growing region famous.
Editorial Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Very sweet and assertive on the nose, but the integrated spice notes meld well with green and smoked peppers. Lot’s of emergent red cassis notes. Smells pretty fresh and well balanced. Medium bodied, a bit too much drying tannin right up front and a touch lean on the mid-palate but with nice freshness, and a good balance of fruit, earth, and wood spice notes. Refreshing acidity and decent length but the finale is a bit bitter. This ends up feeling a bit too extracted and comes off a touch clumsy in the end. 85pts
Very pretty ruby color. Oaky, minty nose with some blackberry. Initial palate sensation is fruity, almost sweet. Again blackberry flavors, followed by some "woody" things. Tannins sneak up in there, but not terribly distracting. Medium-length, pleasant finish.
Very rich and full of sweet fruit. The nose is of cedar box and plums. Its over-extracted, but i rather enjoyed it. Slightly bitter on the finish Tasted at the Snooth PTP California Cab blind tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/snooth-ptp-california-cabernet
I drank a bit of this wine after the bottle had been opened the previous day, then re-corked until we consumed it. I really enjoyed a lot about this wine. It had a great nose with aromas of raisin and spice. On the palette, there was a perfect amount of dryness to it. Not enough to make the drinker feel uncomfortable, but enough to leave a pleasant satisfaction in the mouth. The flavor profile includes cherry and mocha. I'd love to try more of this wine on another occasion where the bottle hasn't been opened for so long.
dried dark fruit, slight oak and a touch of licorice on the nose...definitely taste the oak on the midpalate with a big plum on the finish...medium bodied..for $21.99, very good effort...
We shared a bottle - excellent taste decantered. We both have the worst headache this morning! For the price of this wine, and the headache that followed, I am grateful we only purchased 1 bottle. Normally we love Alexander Valley cabernets!
External Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Produced in the rich and complex Bordeaux style, this wine exhibits aromas and flavors of cherry, cedar and black currant, with a long fruit finish.
Dense and tannic, with lots of blackcurrant and cherry flavors and elaborate oak. Acids and tannins help it to achieve a certain complexity. Notable for its smooth structure. It's best consumed soon, with a good steak.
Smooth, ripe and polished, with lots of pretty plum, currant, black cherry and spicy Cabernet flavors to admire. The tannins are ripe and polished, too. Drink now through 2003.
Elegantly styled, with just enough rich wild berry and blackberry fruit to hold your interest, though, curiously, the berry fruit tips into Zinfandel territory, which isn't a bad thing - just different. Drink now.
Soft and polished in cherries, blackberries, cola, tea and oak flavors, this Cab finishes dry. It's got a good, crunchy bite of tannins to work against a grilled steak or chop.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit VerdotDark red with a ruby cast. Aromas of ripe plum and sweet raisin laced with blackberry, soft cedar and spice. Fresh berries and cassis with undertones of tobacco and lush, ripe tannins ending in a long, velvety finish.
Bursts of rich, dark fruit and cassis lend complexity to this full-bodied wine. Hints of cocoa are intertwined on the long, rich finish of this age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Appearance: Dark red with a ruby cast. Aroma: Ripe plum and sweet raisin laced with blackberry, soft cedar and spice. Flavor: Fresh berries and cassis with undertones of tobacco and lush, ripe tannins ending in a long, velvety finish.
Notes: 38% new French oak, 25% new American oak
|Total Acidity: 6.1 grams per liter|