Original
188 Ratings
Simi Chardonnay Sonoma County

Wine Details

Vineyard

Simi Winery

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Simi's Chardonnay is charactized in every vintage by this silky texture and well balanced concentration of fruit and oak that follow through for a long, smooth finish. This vintage has special citris and apple notes in the aroma, and a fruit delicacy enhanced by the subtle vanilla nuances of oak. At the winery, the fruit was quickly pressed off its skins, then 48% of the juice was barrel fermented in French oak and 52% stainless steel fermented. After a secondary malolactic fermentation, the wine...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/01.