By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.simiwinery.com
Simi Winery is a very popular California brand that has been making wines from a long time and has distribution just about everywhere – it’s an easily recognizable name by most wine lovers. I recently had the opportunity to meet its Vineyard Manager, Tom Gore, who gave me a good idea of the direction they’re heading. If this Sauvignon Blanc is any indicator then they are a a good contender in the value-play.
- Appellation: Sonoma County
- Varietal Composition: 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Semillon, 2% Viognier
- Fermentation: 100% stainless steel tanks
- Total Acidity: 6.1g/L
- pH: 3.39
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Release Date: March 2012
- Cases Produced: 60,520
- Price: $15
Nose Grapefruit, white pepper, hint of fresh cut hay with hings of chalk, pear and minerality.
Taste White peach flesh grapefruit and grass combine with white peppered river rock that leads into a lingering refreshing finish with nice acids. This is a very well put together Sauvignon Blanc that does a very nice job of blending the fruit and acid – drink now or hold for 3-5 years.