Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Wine Enthusiast: Rated as Excellent - extremely well made and highly recommended. "This bottling has been a star for Simi since its inception, and the '05 is among their best ever. It shows Alexander Valley's softness and slight herbaceousness, along with decadently rich red currant, mocha and oak flavors. Classic and elegant."
Winery: "Appearance: Deep garnet with red highlights. Aroma: Intense plum, black cherry and cassis are spiced with caramel and toast. Flavor: Blackberry and plum flavors are accented with cocoa and spice giving layers of complexity and depth. Full on the palate with ripe tannins which lead to lasting flavor and intensity."
Wired For Wine: Classic, elegant and decadently rich; this is one Landslide you are going to want to ride. Open your first bottle of unforgettable deep garnet delicious and wake up the intense fruit in this Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with a mouthwatering platter of bite-sized meatballs with pomegranate currant sauce. If you prefer to access the oak and herb notes in this California Cabernet, make it porcini mushroom phyllo cups. The endless layers of complexity and depth in this gorgeous Simi red, and its marathon-caliber flavor and intensity require rich and robust holiday food choices. Lamb, meat and steak in particular will be terrific pairings. You can't go wrong with the classic Cab-and-a-slab guidelines. We say grill up a beautiful rib-eye and serve it with an olive, tomato, roasted garlic and goat cheese tart. The lovely ripe tanninsof this Alexander Valley red will shine with this menu. Or, you could choose to play up the spice with a Moroccan lamb tagine served alongside fluffy couscous with almonds and yellow raisins. How will you ever decide?? Don't take too long, because there is more fun to be had... The lush dark fruit and opulence of this Simi red will be perfect with bittersweet chocolate cherry truffles. Make sure you have at least one more bottle to go with them. Not in the mood for chocolate (is there such a thing??), pour those last glasses and enjoy them with a potent, aromatic Gorgonzola. The verdict? By a Landslide, Simi wins!!
Size: 750 ml
Varietal: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot ,1% Tannat
Ageing : 25 months in 63% new French oak
Region: Alexander Valley, California
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