Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 79241
  • red wine
  • WE95
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 9 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2004!

"This fabulously complex wine shows how you can merge power and nuance with the most complex and satisfying results. Cherries, dried herbs, vanilla and toasty oak, with ripe, lush tannins and great balance. Shows an exciting finesse throughout. Hard to exaggerate the quality. A perfect companion to the table."
-Wine Enthusiast

The 2001 vintage represents the second release of our vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon from the Simi Landslide Vineyard in southern Alexander Valley. The Landslide Vineyard -- a 170-acre vineyard divided by forces of nature into three distinct sections -- produces wines that reflect the extraordinary diversity of the vineyard and its dramatic geologic history.

The Landslide Vineyard is comprised of numerous soil types and microclimates created by an ancient volcanic landslide from nearby Mount St. Helena. These soil changes, combined with the pronounced diverse topography, results in variable bud break, flowering, veraison and harvest times in the different vineyard blocks.

Along with the complexity created by the different soil types and topography, we have planted a diverse selection of varieties and clones. Besides the nine different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, we have planted Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec, the "big five" classic varieties from Bordeaux.

These unique and diverse conditions yield wines that reflect their individual terroir, block by block. This allows the winemaker to create a complex blend from a single vineyard.

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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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