2017 SIMI Chardonnay Alexander Valley
Welcoming and generous with lifted aromas of roasted pear, tropical pineapple, tangerine, apple blossoms, caramelized sugar, toasted brioche, vanilla and smoke. Bright, pretty fruit backing up creamy vanilla, toasted caramelized sugar and sweet baking spices. Like a fruit-laced snickerdoodle, very inviting. Ripe and juicy, mouth-filling and mouthwatering. Lovely finish–lifted, warm and fruit filled.
2017 SIMI Chardonnay Los Carneros
Brilliant golden straw in color. Bright and zesty on the entry, full and rich mid palate, citrus notes and sweet toast. Meyer lemon, toasted brioche, vanilla cream, lime zest, and green apple. Lemon meringue, citrus blossoms, bright pretty fruit backing up creamy, vanilla, and toasted sugar notes of fresh lemon sugar cookies. Fresh, forward, lifted and compelling. A weighty wine with lots of structure, nice length with a lively uplifted finish. The wine is full bodied, yet gracefully balanced with brilliant acidity.
2016 SIMI Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Pale straw with a golden edge. Exotic spice, sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla, butterscotch, pineapple and lemon cookie. Savory notes of salt water taffy and nougat; rich creamy spicy with a backbone of fresh yellow fruit. Unique, fresh and full. Very inviting. Soft entry, rich creamy mid palate, notes of dried yellow apple, lemon merengue, bosc pear and sweet toast citrus peel. A deliciously balanced wine, concentrated, lifted acidity, nice length slightly smoky, mineral finish. The wine is full bodied with exotic spice and a toasty, lifted finish.