1999 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
Sonoma County's Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types of any winegrowing region in California. It has a long history of dramatic geological activity which created numerous soil types and microclimates. This diversity allows us to produce wines with a great range of flavor, texture and character. Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is created by keeping all of our diverse vineyard blocks separate throughout the winemaking process. This allows the winemaker to select the best vineyard lots for the final blend. The blend is created over a two year period by selecting read more...the best barrels from the most intense lots. The complexity of this wine is created not only from our vineyard sites, but also from blending with other classic Bordeaux varietals. (hide)
Wine.comThe 1999 is dark red with purple tones and up front aromas of berry with a hint of sweet oak.Cherries, berries and cassis flavors touch the palate. A lingering finish of elegant tannins and black spice completes this silky wine. Varietal Composition is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. Alexander Valley possesses the greatest diversity of soil types in any wine growing region of California. It has a long history of dramatic geologic activity--from an ancient mudflow that changed the course of the Russian River, to earthquake upheavals that redistributed whole sections of land. The incredible diversity of soil types and microclimates produces wines with the velvety textures and bright, luscious flavors that are characteristic of Alexander Valley. Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the best of Alexander Valley's bright fruit characters and elegance that made this world class growing region famous.
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Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 88 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
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