Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 54878)

PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2000 is dark red with purple tones and up front aromas of berry with a hint of sweet oak. Cherries, berries and cassis flavors touch the palate. A lingering finish of elegant tannins and black spice completes this silky wine. Varietal Composition is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc.

Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types in any wine growing region of California. It has a long history of dramatic geologic activity--from an ancient mudflow 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 the velvety textures and bright, luscious flavors that are characteristic of Alexander Valley. Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the best of Alexander Valley's bright fruit characters and elegance that made this world class growing region famous.

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About Simi:

In 1876, brothers Giuseppe and Pietro Simi began making wine in San Francisco from Sonoma County grapes and eventually planted vineyards near Healdsburg. Simi's historic stone cellars were built in 1890 and are still used to age the wines. Today, Simi is recognized as a leader in innovation and experimentation with a history of over 125 years of cutting-edge winemaking.

Their Alexander Valley vineyards possess some of the most diverse soils of any wine-growing region. Years of geologic activity – from an ancient mudflow to the meandering Russian River and Mayacama Creek – has created numerous distinct soil types and a range of microclimates. Here they grow the red Bordeaux varietals for their Reserve Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc as well as Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for their Sendal.

Their Russian River Goldfields vineyard is planted to field selections chosen from the oldest and best Chardonnay vineyards in California. The combination of diverse clones and the cool, Russian River Valley climate produce Simi’s distinct Reserve Chardonnay.

Simi's winemakers focus on site-specific winemaking and use the most modern advances in vineyard management, fermentation and blending to best express the personality and flavors of each vineyard site.