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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 114144)
boutique wine


PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage of Landslide is deeper, darker, and more sultry in nature than usual, with great concentration of fruit both blue and black in nature. Opaque deep red with a vibrant ruby edge, this wine entices with warm and inviting aromas of sweet black cherry, cassis, plum, blackberry, raspberry, dark roasted coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, and smoky mineral notes. On the palate, dark berries and plums meet up with roasted coffee accents. The entry is big, full, and rich, followed by a focused middle and a youthful finish with a slight grip and dark roasted offering.

This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with beef Stroganoff, chickenfried steak with mushroom gravy, grilled Greek rack of lamb, and wild mushroom lasagna.

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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.