United States → California → Sonoma County → Alexander Valley
esbrown reviewed Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2001 on August 7, 2005
A wine with lots of character and panache, some would even say "guts." Very ripe and sweet on the nose, with lots of rich black fruits, choclate and red currants. The palate follows along but towards the end veers onto an offramp of black pepper, cedar and dusty tannins. Very long, and perhaps a touch over ripe as there seemed to be just a tiny little bit of volatile acidity, but this was merely an annoyance as opposed to a flaw.