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Default 1991 Simi Alexander Valley reserve Cabernet sauvignon

In my quest to clear orphans from my cellar I came upon this 1999 Simi
Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in my orphan bin last
night. WIne was quite dark with a faint hint of brick at the rim.
Nose was starting to show some mature notes of plummy raisiny aromas
and a bit of cedar. Still fairly big tannic structure on the palate
with some cassis and plum with a fairly strong herbal note to the
finish. OK but not great. "B-"

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On May 19, 9:30*am, "Bi!!" wrote:
In my quest to clear orphans from my cellar I came upon this 1999 Simi
Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in my orphan bin last
night. *WIne was quite dark with a faint hint of brick at the rim.
Nose was starting to show some mature notes of plummy raisiny aromas
and a bit of cedar. *Still fairly big tannic structure on the palate
with some cassis and plum with a fairly strong herbal note to the
finish. *OK but not great. "B-"


Always wonder what to expect from a winery where the buses stop. They
haven't been good since the early 90's.
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On May 19, 2:53*pm, lleichtman wrote:
On May 19, 9:30*am, "Bi!!" wrote:

In my quest to clear orphans from my cellar I came upon this 1999 Simi
Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in my orphan bin last
night. *WIne was quite dark with a faint hint of brick at the rim.
Nose was starting to show some mature notes of plummy raisiny aromas
and a bit of cedar. *Still fairly big tannic structure on the palate
with some cassis and plum with a fairly strong herbal note to the
finish. *OK but not great. "B-"


Always wonder what to expect from a winery where the buses stop. They
haven't been good since the early 90's.


I'm quite sure that the bottle was a gift from someone which is where
a lot of the bottles in my orphan bin come from. It always puzzles me
when people/friends who know my background in the wine business and my
cellar bring me bottles of wine. I can't tell you how many bottles of
Sutter Home White Zin or Turning Leaf Chardonnay I have received over
the years.
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On 5/20/11 1:06 PM, Bi!! wrote:

I'm quite sure that the bottle was a gift from someone which is where
a lot of the bottles in my orphan bin come from. It always puzzles me
when people/friends who know my background in the wine business and my
cellar bring me bottles of wine. I can't tell you how many bottles of
Sutter Home White Zin or Turning Leaf Chardonnay I have received over
the years.


Same here, Bill. I guess the thinking is "They like wine. I should
bring them something. Oh, here's a nice-looking bottle!"

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"Bi!!" wrote in message
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| In my quest to clear orphans from my cellar I came upon this 1999 Simi
| Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in my orphan bin last
| night. WIne was quite dark with a faint hint of brick at the rim.
| Nose was starting to show some mature notes of plummy raisiny aromas
| and a bit of cedar. Still fairly big tannic structure on the palate
| with some cassis and plum with a fairly strong herbal note to the
| finish. OK but not great. "B-"

Thank you, but just for the record, which year was the Simi Cab?

pavane




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On May 20, 4:07*pm, "pavane" wrote:
"Bi!!" wrote in message

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| In my quest to clear orphans from my cellar I came upon this 1999 Simi
| Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in my orphan bin last
| night. *WIne was quite dark with a faint hint of brick at the rim.
| Nose was starting to show some mature notes of plummy raisiny aromas
| and a bit of cedar. *Still fairly big tannic structure on the palate
| with some cassis and plum with a fairly strong herbal note to the
| finish. *OK but not great. "B-"

Thank you, but just for the record, which year was the Simi Cab?

pavane


Sorry. Typo. 1999
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On May 19, 11:30*am, "Bi!!" wrote:
In my quest to clear orphans from my cellar I came upon this 1999 Simi
Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in my orphan bin last
night. *WIne was quite dark with a faint hint of brick at the rim.
Nose was starting to show some mature notes of plummy raisiny aromas
and a bit of cedar. *Still fairly big tannic structure on the palate
with some cassis and plum with a fairly strong herbal note to the
finish. *OK but not great. "B-"


thanks for clarification, If a 1991 I was going to be surprised a Simi
was holding at 20, but '99 is more what I'd expect. Good notes.


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