Simi Sonoma County Merlot 2003

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

$22.99
Item No. 86145
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

"From a venerable producer, a fine Merlot. It's soft and gentle in tannins and acids, but that doesn't detract from complex interest. The flavors veer toward black cherries, with a chocolatey edge. Perfect with a T-bone steak."
-Wine Enthusiast

Simi blends the best of tradition and innovation in all our fine wines. From the Alexander Valley, come the grapes for this smooth, rich Merlot. It is packed with plum and black cherry flavors with exotic spiceand vanilla oak elements. This wine was barrel fermented, and matured in French and American oak barrels.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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 Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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