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Date Printed: 9/29/2016
Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2000
(search item no. 40034)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/29/2016: $14.39

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Simi sources the highest quality grapes from several appellations within Sonoma County to make a Sauvignon Blanc that reflects the area's diverse growing regions. Each vineyard adds unique characters to the final blend-some contribute power and vibrancy, others offer elegance and richness. Our 2000 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc combines delicate citrus flavors with hints of spice. A touch of Semillon adds body and roundness to a silky mouthfeel. Crisp, cleansing acidity makes Sauvignon Blanc a perfect companion to many foods. Try it with salads, oysters and shellfish, prosciutto, feta and Parmesan cheeses. Appearance: Light and clear yellow with straw tint. Aroma: Citrus, melon and pear aromas with a spicy note. Flavor: Complex flavors of citrus, spice, good acidity and a zingy, fresh finish. Varietal Composition: 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillon Appellation: Sonoma County Time in Oak: 6 months Type of Oak: 100% French Oak; 11% new barrels Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l pH: 3.36 Alcohol: 13.5%
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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.