Wine Wednesday: SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($22)

2012 SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon -

This Week In Red Wine Reviews: SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($21.99) – Click 2 Shop Wine

“It’d be really interesting to do a tasting to see if you could tell the difference between wine made by a man and wine made by a woman.” – Megan Schofield, Winemaker


Wine Ratings & Awards

THEGRAPE Certified Silver Medal – 2016

San Francisco International Wine Competition – Silver Medal – 2014

Tasting Panel – 91 Points – 2013

Wine & Spirits – 90 Points – 2013

Best Wines Under $25 – 2016

Best Cheap Wines of the Year – 2016


Wine Review:

The 2012 and 2013 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon follows up the 2011 vintage with its deep, ruby color and delicious aromas of blackberry, cherry, cassis and plum. Baking spices, along with hints of cedar and chocolate round out this red wines aromas. The flavors of the Alexander Valley SIMI Cabernet Sauvignon are as compelling with the cassis, cherry, and plum aromas carrying over to the delight of your mouth. In addition, you may encounter black pepper, cedar and clove, which all add life to this full-bodied yet smooth wine that finishes soft, with velvety cocoa tannins. Overall, the wine is elegant, structured, and inviting.


Wine Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California

Wine Grapes: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec

Style: Full-bodied, Complex & Velvety

Drinks Like: Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ($34), Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ($53)


Food & Wine Pairings: Pepper Crusted Pork Chops – Click 2 View Recipe

Pepper Crusted Pork Chops - THEGRAPE

We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Silver wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try the pepper crusted pork chops recipe & red wine pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!

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Behold, one of Simi’s finest red wines is here! Beckoning wine enthusiasts with its mixture of dark fruits, black pepper, currant and cedar aromas. This beautiful Sonoma wine offers enthralling flavors of ripe plum, black cherry, with notes of cassis, and cinnamon, before finishing on a chocolaty note. For those who enjoy velvety tannins and wines with a ‘some-what,’ Burgundian flair, the Simi Cab is a terrific choice.

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