Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

A pleasing deep red color with a ruby cast, Simi 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of red cherry, blackberry, licorice, toasty oak, fresh herbs and baking spices. The generous palate offers cherry, blackberry fruit, vanilla, a hint of caramel and a dark, roasted finish. Enjoy Simi Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled hanger steak with creamy mushroom linguine or ricotta gnocchi with duck Bolognese.

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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: jushta
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3.50 5
01/04/2011

Bold, berry flavors. Good value.


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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4.00 5
09/19/2011

Fruity nose. A bit hot, and somewhat tannic, but with an amazing, rich finish. A nice steak would exponentially improve this wine.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.00 5
09/19/2011

Dark rum raisiny nose, with a thick sort of intense palate, lots of dark fruit, like blackberry jam without the sweetness. Seems a bit hot and unbalanced to me, but I like some of the fruits and oakiness here.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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4.00 5
09/19/2011

A lot of great depth and promiscuity here, what with the mixture of chocolate, ripe blueberries, and some light spicy oak. Sexy!


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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0.00 5
09/19/2011

This is a sexy one...great ripe blueberries, racy oak and deep chocolatey tones. Dusty on the nose but full and complex on the palette. Would be great with some strong cheeses and dried fruit.


Snooth User: smuratore
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0.00 5
05/16/2013

2009


Snooth User: jeff burt
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4.00 5
01/11/2012

Very good not as good as ménage a


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External Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
01/06/2011

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
05/19/2011

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. A complex, rich wine with flavors and aromas of cherry, cedar and black fruit, all complemented by soft, ripe tannins. Simi Cabernet Sauvignon will go well with your steaks, filets and hearty dishes.


External Review
05/19/2011

This veteran Sonoma County producer has a long and lusterous track record for cabernet sauvignon. Densely colored, this concentrated beauty offers accessible plum and berry flavors in a medium-bodied style. Serve it with grilled T-bone steaks for a match made in, or at least very near, heaven.


External Review
05/19/2011

Upfront berry aromas with a hint of sweet oak. Cherries, berries and cassis flavors, elegant tannins, black spice, lingering finish.


External Review
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - A pleasing deep red color with a ruby cast, Simi 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of red cherry, blackberry, licorice, toasty oak, fresh herbs and baking spices. The generous palate offers cherry, blackberry fruit, vanilla, a hint of caramel and a dark, roasted finish. Enjoy Simi Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled hanger steak with creamy mushroom linguine or ricotta gnocchi with duck Bolognese.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
12/30/2010

Simi Vineyards has enjoyed a rich history in California wine making. One of the first wineries to rebound after prohibition and since then has lead the charge in making classic Alexander Valley Cabs among other prime selections. The first American client of famous French Enologist Michel Rolland, Simi owns 600 acres of estate vineyards in Alexander Valley including the Landslide vineyard, and so have access to the best fruit in the region. This 2007 shows that very well with intense black cherry, blackberry flavors balanced by supple tannins and toasty, spicy notes that linger on the finish. A classy wine that’s a stalwart of Sonoma County, showing real pedigree and at a great price.


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A pleasing deep red color with a ruby cast, Simi 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of red cherry, blackberry, licorice, toasty oak, fresh herbs and baking spices. The generous palate offers cherry, blackberry fruit, vanilla, a hint of caramel and a dark, roasted finish. Enjoy Simi Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled hanger steak with creamy mushroom linguine or ricotta gnocchi with duck Bolognese.

110251 cases produced.

Notes: 78% new oak

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter

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