Sonoma County's Alexander Valley was formed by an ancient landslide that shifted the course of the Russian River and subsequent earthquakes that redistributed whole sections of land. This geologic activity has created a winegrowing region with incredible soil diversity along with unique microclimates that generate bright and beautiful wines like this 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Its fragrant bouquet is invigorating, loaded with blackberry and cassis laced with rose and cedary spice. In the mouth the wine is all black fruit with subtle nuances of herbs, chocolate and oak vanillin. Aged for 14 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak, the wine is a mouthfilling, full-bodied drink to be enjoyed in the near term.
Alexander Valley was shaped by dramatic geologic activity-from an ancient landslide that changed the course of the Russian River, to earthquake upheavals that redistributed whole sections of land. The incredible diversity of soil types and microclimates produces wines with velvety textures and bright, luscious flavors. Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the best of Alexander Valley, with the bright fruit character and elegance that made this world-class growing region famous.