The 2012 vintage in Sonoma County was a productive one, and this mostly Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a few lots from Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley, didn't need more than 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec to help flesh it out. The grapes are sourced 90% from Alexander Valley, 6% Sonoma Valley and 4% Dry Creek Valley. The wine is aged for 16 months in 100% small oak barrels of which 24% are new French oak and 10% new American oak. A beautiful wine on the nose, the 2012 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with sexy aromas of spicy red berry fruit, strawberries, fresh sage and licorice while the palate is a sumptuous display of fresh red berries, strawberry compote, red licorice, sage and rosemary with hints of mocha and spice. A beautiful wine with a lively body and long, energetic finish, this can pair with a host of meats such as lamb, veal, roast chicken and even salmon.
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