Grape Variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc & 1% Malbec
Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Alexander Valley (90%), Sonoma Valley (6%) & Dry Creek Valley (4%)
Vinification: 100% stainless steel with 32 days on the skins
Ageing/Maturation: 16 months in 100% small oak barrels; 24% new French oak, 10% new American oak
SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
SIMI 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon follows up on its deep, dark garnet color and ruby edge with lifted and pretty aromas of bright cherry, blackberry, plum, and cassis. Baking spice, cedar, and chocolate notes round out the aromatic profile. Compelling flavors of cassis, cherry, and plum along with black pepper, cedar, and clove add life to this full-bodied yet silky wine that finishes with soft, velvety cocoa tannins. Overall, the wine is elegant, structured, and inviting.
Two brothers who immigrated to Northern California in the mid-1800s saw promising similarities between Sonoma County and their native Tuscany where wine had been made for centuries. In 1876, they founded SIMI in Healdsburg, California. Today, SIMI claims the honour of having been in continuous operation longer than any other winery in Sonoma County, and they still make wine in the stone cellar built by the Simi brothers in 1890.