Simi Shiraz 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California

$21.99
Item No. 46882
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Simi's New Zealand-born winemaker Nick Goldschmidt makes a Sonoma County Shiraz in the Australian Style. The Syrah grapes come primarily from vineyards in the Northern Alexander Valley and Simi's Chalk Hill vineyard at the southern tip of Alexander Valley. After harvest, the grapes are rotary fermented, increasing skin to juice contact to develop deep color and robust forward fruit. When the wine is nearly fermented dry, it is moved to barrel where it finishes its fermentation, adding mouthfeel and texture to the wine. Finally, it is aged in American Oak for eight months.

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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