Simi Merlot 2003
- 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.
Since 1904, SIMI Winery has never been without a female winemaker on its staff. It began with Isabelle Simi who ran the winery for sixty-six years (1904-1970), to the first and second female graduates of the esteemed Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis (MaryAnn Graf and Zelma Long) and continues to this day with Director of Winemaking Susan Lueker. A scientist at heart, Susan fell in love with winemaking from her first enology class. In her words: “I loved the vineyard, the interaction with the people, nature and science”. Susan joined SIMI in 2000, and today she carries on Isabelle’s legacy while creating wines with harmony and a true sense of place that promote the unique beauty and diversity of Sonoma County.