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2011 SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
5.9 g/L
PH
3.62
Aging
22 months in 100% small oak barrels; 40% new French oak, 19% new American oak
Fermentation
100% stainless steel with 38 days on the skins
Alcohol %
13.5

2011 SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SIMI 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon follows up on its deep, dark garnet colors and ruby edge with lifted and pretty aromas of clove, hints of cedar, cocoa, and toasty oak notes that beautifully frame dark fruit. 

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2 % Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, & 1% Malbec

SIMI 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon follows up on its deep, dark garnet colors and ruby edge with lifted and pretty aromas of clove, hints of cedar, cocoa, and toasty oak notes that beautifully frame dark fruit. Compelling flavors of cassis, cherry, and blackberry along with black pepper, cedar, and clove spices adds life to this medium to full bodied, nicely structured wine with balanced acidity and soft coca tannins.

Vineyard Notes
Vineyards: Los Amigos, Red Fan, Encinos, Big River, Hoot Owl Creek, Belle Terre

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.

Winemaker Notes
SIMI turned to two of their estate vineyards, Los Amigos--a classic valley floor vineyard, and Red Fan--a foothill vineyard with great sun exposure, to form the backbone of this wine. They also used fruit from other noted Alexander Valley vineyards, including Encinos, Big River, Hoot Owl Creek and Belle Terre. They blended in small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot to accentuate additional red and black fruit flavors and also to contribute subtle hints of spices and herbs. During fermentation, the developing wine remained on the skins for 38 days to increase extraction and color. All of the wine underwent a secondary, malolactic fermentation and was then aged in small oak barrels (40% new) for 22 months.
Food Pairing Notes
This SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet will bring out the best in roasted mushroom and wild nettle pesto pizza, or charcoal-grilled beef carpaccio with asiago-onion salad.
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Jesus Torres
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(Jan 2, 2014 at 2:08 PM)
For a man who is always on a budget yet loves excellent quality wine, this wine is perfect. I drank a whole bottle one snow storm and woke up the next day with no problem.

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