When it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Simi Alexander Valley is a standout. This dark red wine has a complex aroma of dark fruit, herbs and spice. The taste is bold yet balanced with alluring flavors of black cherry, currant, cedar and espresso. The tannins are velvety and the finish is long and smooth.
This wine hails from one of Sonoma County's hottest regions – the Alexander Valley – but its cooler pockets create an ideal terroir for growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The soil here is soft, alluvial, and provides an exceptional base for this renowned varietal.
At Simi Winery, winemaking has been a tradition for over 70 years. Founded by Isabelle Simi in the late 1800s, her legacy lives on through her commitment to producing high-quality wines that represent the character of their regional terroir. Today, Simi Winery continues to honor their history by creating wines that are expressive and evocative with remarkable regional character.
The 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Simi Winery embodies this commitment to excellence in every sip. Its bold yet balanced flavor profile makes it an excellent choice for any occasion – from dinner parties to casual get-togethers. Plus, at aound $50 per bottle (750ml), it's an affordable luxury that will have your guests talking about your great taste!
So if you're looking for something special to share with friends or family – or just looking to treat yourself – grab a bottle of Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 today!
Exploring Alexander Valley Cabernet
Alexander Valley Cabernet is a type of wine that is produced in the Alexander Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) located in Sonoma County, California. The region is known for its hot, dry summers and cool nights with fog whih makes it an ideal climate for growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The region is home to over 40 wineries and vineyards, many of which specialize in producing top-notch Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Alexander Valley's most notable vineyards include Stuhlmuller, Silver Oak, and Jordan Winery. The valley spans from the town of Healdsburg to the north all the way south to Cloverdale and produces some of the finest Cabernet wines in California.
The Reputation of Simi Winery
Simi Winery is renowned for its commitment to quality and excellence in winemaking. Founded in 1876 by Isabelle Simi, the winery has a long and storied history of crafting award-winning wines that are beloved by connoisseurs around the world. Simi Winery is committed to upholding the traditions of Old World winemaking, while pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity. This has resulted in a diverse portfolio of premium wines that span multiple varietals, styles, and price points. From bold Cabernets to aromatic Chardonnays, there is something to suit every palate at Simi Winery. In addition to the great wines it produces, Simi Winery is also known for its legacy of female winemakers, who have been at the helm sine Isabelle Simi's time.
The Producer of Simi Wine
Simi Winery is currently owned by Icon Estates, a luxury wine subsidiary of Constellation Brands. Icon Estates acquired the winery in 1999 from LVMH for approximately US$50 million. Prior to that, it was owned by Canandaigua Brands, another division of Constellation. Simi Winery produces a range of varietals including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel from vineyards located in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. The winery has a long history of producing high-quality wines and is known for its commitment to sustainability and authentic winemaking techniques.
Alexander Valley's Notable Wines
Alexander Valley is best known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The region's alluvial soils give the Cabernet a unique richness and chocolatey flavor. Merlot from Alexander Valley tends to display ripe dark fruit flavors, with a soft tannin structure and a full body. Additionally, Alexander Valley produces excellent Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Syrah, and other varietals. Growers in the region are also experimenting with new varieties such as Grenache and Malbec.
The 2016 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine eample of the traditional winemaking practices that have been held in high regard for decades at Simi Winery. This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown in the Russian River Valley, which provides an ideal growing environment due to its alluvial soil and cooler pockets created by the river running through it. With a deep ruby hue and aromas of black cherry, chocolate, and cassis, this wine is both flavorful and complex. On the palate, enjoy rich flavors of dark fruit and spices intertwined with hints of earthiness, leather and tobacco. Its long lasting finish makes it a great choice to pair with rich dishes or savor on its own. The legacy of female winemakers at Simi Winery continues to be celebrated today through their commitment to producing wines with remarkable regional character that reflect the vineyards from which they come.