Simi Reserve Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from California

$33.99
Item No. 39824
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Golden straw in appearance. Intense aroma of honey, citrus, vanilla with floral notes. Citrus, pineapple, peach and vanilla flavors with distinctive mineral undertones mineral undertones that reflect both vineyard location and character of the diverse field selections planted here.

The many different rootstock materials, clones and mass selections create a range of diversity uncommon in California Chardonnay vineyards today. Blocks are vinified separately and the final blend combines the best of warm and cool fruit flavors with a distinct mineral undertone and fruit intensity. The Russian River Valley climate, cooled by coastal influences, helps develop bright forward fruit that stands up to aging in new oak and malolactic fermentation.

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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 Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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