Opens with dark plum, black cherry and sweet toasty oak with savory spice notes and a hint of black pepper. On the palate, plush berry fruit with some dried blueberry and a hint of violet, followed with dark chocolate/cocoa and cola spice. Generous finish with chewy tannins.
Pair with hearty soups like red wine minestrone and French onion; also meat lover's pizza; grilled portobello burgers; grilled stead with blue cheese butter; or even cocoa-cabernet tiramisu.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 8% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Carignane, 1% Zinfandel, and 1% other varieties
SIMI has been producing world-class wines for over 140 years and is one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in California history.
Founded by brothers Giuseppe and Pietro Simi, who immigrated to California from Italy, SIMI has been making wine in Healdsburg, California since 1876. Isabelle Simi, daughter of Giuseppe, took over management of the winery for over 70 years and today, her spirit of determination continues to drive the female led winemaking team.
The winemaking team at SIMI is led by Lisa Evich, who began her career at SIMI, spending 9 years with the winery before leaving to diversify her experience. She returned home to SIMI in 2015 as Winemaker where she sought to create wines of balance and harmony. The one word that Lisa would use to describe SIMI wines is "timeless". Her deep connection to the legacy left by Isabelle Simi, as well as her development as a winemaker, creates the perfect intersection for crafting premium wines and allows the history and the future of SIMI and Sonoma County to permeate in each bottle.
SIMI produces quality wines sourced from the best of Sonoma County and crafts a range of remarkable offerings. SIMI's Sonoma County-designate wines include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc and delivers true-to-fruit expressions of Sonoma every vintage. SIMI's Reserve tier offers distinct Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernet Sauvignons from noteworthy Sonoma sub-AVAs and single vineyard designates including the Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley.
750ML / 13.5% ABV