From one of the greatest California Cabernet vintages ever, this 2001 is an absolute stunner! Best of all, it presents amazing value for lovers of Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Syrah, 2% Petite Syrah, 1% Malbec
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.
Wine Spectator Barrel Sample
"A rich, expressive, mouthful of racy blackberry and wild berry flavors, with hints of spice and light toasty oak. Score range: 92-94"
Blackberry & black cherry flavors w/apparent tannins & moderate acidity that easily handles grilled steaks. Reminiscent of a good, left-bank Bordeaux. G++. S16.5