Tasting Date: 12/7/2011
Varietal: Simi Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Country: Sonoma CA
Tasting Date Price: $15.99
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
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Visual Aspect: Brilliantly clear; light straw in color
Nose: Melon, lime zest, lemon grass, green apple, guava, muscat and apricot
Palate: Full fresh fruit ranging from bright citrus to lush tropical notes and finishing with lime zest and a slightly grassy note of green tea
Food Pairing: Simi Sauvignon Blanc pairs wonderfully well with gazpacho, raw oysters, and beet, orange and goat cheese salad.
Winery Notes: 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon
Simi Sauvignon Blanc is everything a wine made from this grape should be—filled with lively acidity and crisp, clean fruit flavors. A small amount of Sémillon is blended in to help develop richness on the palate.
The grapes for Simi’s Sauvignon Blanc represent the best of Sonoma County. The final blend is a reflection of fruit from prestigious vineyards throughout Sonoma County with climates vastly different from one another. Warmer climates produce tropical fruit and melon flavors, along with a silky texture. Cooler climates contribute grass, lime and mineral characteristics and a bright, zingy acid component.