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.
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.