SIMI Landslide Vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
This vintage, our Landslide Vineyard produced a wine that is intensely seductive with an alluring
balance of dark fruit to bright fruit. Appearance: Opaque deep red with a vibrant ruby edge.
Aromatics: The nose shows cassis, red plum, and blackberry before opening up to deep tobacco,
cedar, vanilla, green peppercorn spice, and smoky mineral notes. Wafts of violets, hints of
mint, and celery seed add compelling spicy aromas. Inviting, fresh, and intriguing, this wine
will continue to integrate flavors and aromas over time. Flavors: On the palate, red berries, cassis,
blackberry, and plum, structured and elegant with balanced acidity. Fresh red fruit on the entry
followed by a focused mid-palate. Toast, cedar, and tobbaco frame the fruit and lend structure.
Despite its youth and shyness, this wine finishes with firm tannins and bittersweet cocoa. The
acid balance makes this wine very food friendly and age worthy.