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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Simi Russian River Reserve Chardonnay 2010
Simi Russian River Reserve Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 119732)

PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $25.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2010 Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay, medium straw in color with a dynamic golden edge, offers forward fruit with minerality that is lifted and framed by sweet oak notes and spice. On the nose, look for toasted brioche, lemon curd, and baking spices with a smoky mineral note that highlights fresh green apple aromas. Creamy and concentrated flavors focus on fresh fruit: peaches, apricots, and green apples, along with orange zest. This wine has weight on the palate, rich viscosity, and a lifted, lemony finish with a gentle touch of toast.

Our Reserve Chardonnay is stunning when paired with grilled chicken, ricotta cheese-stuffed squash blossoms, poached Louisiana white shrimp, and horseradish panna cotta.

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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.