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    Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma County, California

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    Price: $41.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 98547

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2005 vintage is the sixth release of this vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignon from the Simi winery's Landslide Vineyard in southern Alexander Valley, which was first planted in 1985. The Landslide Vineyard—170 acres divided by forces of nature into three distinct sections and elevations— produces wines that reflect the extraordinary diversity of the vineyard and its dramatic geologic history.

    The Landslide Vineyard is comprised of numerous soil types and microclimates created by an ancient volcanic landslide from nearby Mount St. Helena. These soil variations, combined with diverse topography, result in varied bud break, flowering, veraison and harvest times in the vineyard blocks

    Deep garnet with red highlights. Intense plum, black cherry and cassis are spiced with caramel and toast. 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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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 now, it should develop bottle complexities for the next six years. This is a good price, especially compared to what’s going on in Napa.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    Sparky G (9/17/2011)
    I don't always agree with the pt. ratings given to a wine. I do use them as a general guide, like you should. This wine floored me and is my top rated wine I have purchased so far. Keep 'em coming!
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    workingonzen (9/28/2010)
    A wonderful rich cabernet with a smooth finish.
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    william cavanagh (9/28/2010)
    too young to tell. right now 6 of 10.
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    Anthony D'Esposito (11/30/2013)

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