Alexander Valley was shaped by dramatic geologic activity—from an ancient landslide 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 velvety textures and bright, luscious flavors. Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the best of Alexander Valley with a bright fruit character and elegance that has made the wines of this unparalleled growing region famous.
Appearance: Dark red with a ruby cast.
Aroma: Ripe plum and sweet raisin laced with blackberry, soft cedar and spice.
Flavor: Fresh berries and cassis with undertones of tobacco and lush, ripe tannins ending in a long, velvety finish.
Winemaker: Steve Reeder
Oak Aging: 14 months in 38% new French oak, 25% new American oak
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/L
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot
Release Date: April 2009
Tasting Date: June 2010
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: United States, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $24.99