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.
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 entire mountaintops. The region’s 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 where Cabernet Sauvignon fruit tends more toward blackberry and mulberry fruit, soft, ripe tannins, and a bit of spice to add interest.