Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Simi, Sonoma County Merlot'06, CA, USA

A spicy and elegant Merlot blend from Sonoma County in CA.

Technical Data: 93% Merlot blended with 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 13 months on oak.

Description: Ruby red color. At first, aromas of spicy cloves are dominant then,the rich fruity aromas are coming forward and the wine shows an intricate nose of cassis, plum and ripe black cherries all laced together for creating a very pleasuring bouquet. Elegance is what comes to mind when sipping this wine, again a lot of complexity here, the palate is rich and exudes ripe black fruits in general and more particularly black cherries and black berries, you will find as well smooth tannins thru and thru, some cedary notes, a hint of leather and a great balance for a velvety finish.

Food Pairing & Service: I can imagine sipping this wine while enjoying red meat "in sauce" or with a square of dark fine rich chocolate.

Score: 9/10.

Ageing Potential: Easily up to 6 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $22.99

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