This is the first release of a Dry Rosé to the SIMI portfolio and is a tribute to Simi matriarch Isabelle’s passion for growing roses. The color is vibrant and lit from within: a vivid, rose-petal pink with a coral edge. On the nose, find wild strawberry, tart cherry, pineapple, fresh straw, pastry dough, and white pepper. These enticing aromas set the stage for the palate of alpine strawberry, dried pineapple, lemony crispness, and hints of sweet herb. Forward and focused, with lingering fresh berry fruit, bright acidity, nice structure, and a mineral finish that lifts the palate.
SIMI is fortunate to have three Alexander Valley estate vineyards, including our Los Amigos vineyard where we grew all the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit for this Rosé. Los Amigos is a classic, valley floor vineyard possessing sandy loam soils that are ideal for growing Bordeaux varietals. The varied soil types in this vineyard produce different flavor profiles amongst the vines and wine that expresses the best characteristics of Alexander Valley’s eastern benchlands—velvety texture and bright, luscious flavors. A small percentage of Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast was blended in, adding a bit of elegance and weight on the palate to deliver a more food-friendly wine.