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Simi Winery

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Rating: B
May 21st, 2005
16275 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: 800 746 4880

Hours: Open Daily 10am - 5pm

Club/Discounts: "Expressions of Terroir" Club (Includes 6 other wineries). 20%-30% Discount

Tasting Fees: $5 for 4 tastes (refunded with purchase). Reserve tasting $7 for 3 tastes

The tasting room is a bit snobby - reminded us of the larger Napa Valley tasting rooms where service is not known to be that good. Probably because we had got there after a great day visiting a lot of smaller Sonoma wineries and were expecting the same. Also the tasting room is in Healdsburg as opposed to being at the winery. I am sure they get a lot of traffic going through the tasting room as the service was not exceptional. It is quite big and sells a lot of merchandise.

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1999 Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($60)Rating: C
Aug 24th, 2007
Initially very fruit and tasted more like a 2002 or 2004 vintage. After another 30 minutes, it became a more balanced wine with less fruit and plenty of body, but after an hour it became all tannins. A chameleon of a wine, I preferred it as a balanced wine, rather than the fruit bomb or tannic bomb.
2001 Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($60)Rating: C
May 21st, 2005
A firm and well structured wine. Very nice. Not sure if it's worth $60 but an excellent wine. The best wine of the winery but probably not the best value.
2002 Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon ($25)Rating: B-C
May 21st, 2005
Another nice effort and a good value wine. Enjoyable and recommended.
2002 Sonoma County Merlot ($22)Rating: B-C
May 21st, 2005
A good value Merlot. Very smooth with a nice finish. Recommended.
2000 Dry Creek Zinfandel ($22)Rating: B
May 21st, 2005
An ok Zinfandel. According to Dave it's a "Wednesday wine". Sue was tasting cherries and black pepper. Smooth
2001 Landslide Vineyard Shiraz ($18)Rating: B
May 21st, 2005
Average. A nice everyday Shiraz
2006 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel ($15)Rating: A-B
Jan 31st, 2009
Dry with mild fruit and short finish
2006 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel ($18)Rating: A-B
Jan 31st, 2009
Slightly vegetable on the palate, soft dry finish. Not sure that this is going anywhere.
2007 Sonoma County Zinfandel ($18)Rating: A-B
Jan 31st, 2009
More fruit on the nose, dry finish. Chalky and white pepper finish.
2007 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel ($20)Rating: A
Jan 31st, 2009
Bottled for only one month, needs to stay there - metallic.

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