SIMI 2018 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet in color with a ruby edge. Toasty oak frames and adds depth to fruit aromas of dark bramble and dried blueberry, leading into intriguing notes of exotic spices and roasted coffee. Lifted aromas of juniper and subtle violet add generosity, layers, and aromatic complexity to this wine. Dark fruit dominates the entry with jammy black cherry and dark plum followed by black licorice, cocoa, and toasty oak with a spicy, lifted mid-palate. A bit of peppery cassis leads the finish with some dried herb notes and grippy tannins.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petite Sirah
- 91 Points
- 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition
Our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant, juicy, and incredibly food friendly and not a puzzle to pair with. It will bring out the best in grilled portobello mushrooms, steak, short ribs, beef and veggie burgers, and hard cheeses.
Alexander Valley was shaped by dramatic geological 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 grapes tend to offer blackberry and mulberry fruit, soft, ripe tannins, and a bit of spice for added interest.