2015 SIMI Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Opaque in color, deep, dark red with a ruby edge. Big bold and brooding aromas of black fruit: Blackberry, black cherry, blueberry and plum accented with mineral notes of subtle toast, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a lifted notes of cedar and bay laurel. On the palate the wine has a rich and focused entry that builds to a full mid-palate and finishing with smooth ripe tannins resembling cocoa nibs. Balancing big, bold, ripe flavors of black cherry, red plum, cassis with smoky, toasty notes and sweet herbs (sage & tarragon), spice and structured tannins, a vibrant acidity gives the promise of aging well for decades to come.
2015 SIMI Winemaker’s Select Lot No. 287 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Opaque, deep red with a vibrant ruby edge with densely packed dark aromatics of black plum, dark cherry, cassis, licorice, toasty oak, hints of vanilla and dark cocoa. Mouth filling with a dense and powerful elegance. Lush flavors of black currant, blackberry and plum wrapped in spice and dark chocolate. Firm tannins extend the flavors and add texture.
2016 SIMI Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
This vintage, our Landslide Vineyard produced a wine that is youthful and elegant, with deep fruit character. Opaque and deep red with a vibrant ruby edge. The nose shows violets, blackberry, chocolate, cassis, and bramble berry, with notes of toasty oak. Inviting, fresh, and intriguing, this wine will continue to integrate flavors and aromas over time. Savory, dense flavors of dried blueberry, bramble berry, and dark cocoa are followed by a broad mid-palate. Toasty, sweet oak frames the fruit and lends structure. The wine finishes with chewy tannins and a touch of vanilla. The acid balance makes this wine inviting, rich, and delicious.