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Simi Winery

7074733232 16725 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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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 Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Rombauer is great.  Ramey is also buttery.  Rusack.  Duckhorn (not Decoy)  Toasted Head and KJ are cheap impersonations.  Don't bother unless you are on a budget.  Budget wise, I prefer Cappola (orange label), Simi, Fess Parker or Bridlewood. Hope this helps.  There is such a large market out there for buttery wines, why no winery is really in t... Read More

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  • Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 1997

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    Very much an earthy and oaky nose. On the tongue, it takes a half-second to really taste anything. This wine is, pretty much, bereft of fruit,and I am very OK with that. After those 500 milliseconds pass you realize that this wine has an incredibly soft texture. Then you get the slightest hint of currant but more woody flavors and more earthy... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Simi Chardonnay Sonoma County 2013

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    Didn't care for it. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • A few questions:was it possible for the neighbor to inspect the wines before bidding on them? did he have to buy everything, or is this a subset of a larger lot?how do the bottles' conditions look (see a lot of ullage in several); anyway to know how they were stored?any other first growths beyond the Mouton (and is that a '76 or '78; hard to tel... Read More

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  • Simi Zinfandel 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by bdberry


  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • If she's likening it to malolactic, once it's tamed we're talking ... ... became Vice President of Simi Winery in the Alexander Valley in 1979,[5] and after enrolling at Stanford University, became President and CEO from 1989 to 1996.[1][3] She is credited with breathing new life into Simi and modernizing it, introducing new winemaking techniq... Read More

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  • Just went and checked that Wine Berserker thread again, and it looks to be picking up a head of steam. Got a pointer there to a Wine Spectator article that I hadn't seen, which spotlights a recent UC Davis report on brettanomyces in wine. The article's a good one, not too long, and bears reading. Some highlights: 'Mousey. Wet Dog. Burnt plastic.... Read More

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  • I know of a number of people in the craft beer world who are purposely introducing brettanomyces into the brewing equation to see how interesting things can get. 'Wild yeast' beers are barely (not) controllable but they are rapidly becoming cult items. Case in point, this quote about a Sierra Nevada brew, taken from Good Morning America: Sierra ... Read More

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  • Testimonial: I bought a '95 Cab in a grocery store in St. Thomas in U.S. Virgin Islands in 2006, brought it home and stored until Aug. 15,2010. The cork was saturated to the top and disinagrated when opened, tryed the wine anyway and no surprise it was drinkable. That is some kind of good wine making!! or luck. Thank you for your world class win...

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  • Love this winery. Friendly staff, great tasting room and awesome tour. HIghly reccomended. I hear they have a pizza oven now...mmmm

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