Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2008

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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.

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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: Stallion
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3.00 5
08/24/2012

Haven't had Simi in years and almost forgot how nice their wines are. Soft tannins and mouth feel. Decent structure and a nice nose. Another good Canernet in the $20 range. Cheers!


Snooth User: cabluvr
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3.50 5
01/11/2012

Dark fruit with an earthy taste, hints of leather and tobacco. Medium to full bodied, slightly tannic should age well for a few more years I enjoy this wine and the other SIMI offerings (Landslide and the Reserve) I will definitely purchase this again.


Snooth User: tckehrer
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4.00 5
08/07/2013

Love this Cab! Bright fruit flavored yet smooth,


External Reviews for Simi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/23/2012

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.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/01/2012

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.



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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.

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