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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2012
(search item no. 122854)
screw cap wine
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PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This brilliantly clear, pale-straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc leads with fresh and appealing aromas of Meyer lemon, lime zest, stone fruit, grapefruit, tart apple, and hints of flowers followed by a lively palate which reprises the lemon, lime, and grapefruit themes of the nose. This refreshing, bright, and crisp wine has a long finish, and ends with a lingering impression of citrus and wet stone.

Try this wine with fresh Dungeness crab meat crumbled atop arugula tossed with ruby red grapefruit, golden beats, avocado, and Meyer lemon vinaigrette or pan roasted chicken breast fanned atop pappardelle pasta tossed with English peas and pea sprouts in a lemon and brown butter sauce, topped with gremolata crumble.

Blend: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Semillon, 1% Viognier

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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.