Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2013 Reserve
In 1876, brothers Giuseppe and Pietro Simi began making wine in San Francisco from Sonoma County grapes and eventually planted vineyards near Healdsburg. Simi’s historic stone cellars were built in 1890 and are still used to age the wines. Today, Simi Winery is recognized as a leader in innovation and experimentation with a history of over 125 years of cutting-edge winemaking.
Opening their Reserve Chardonnay, that was aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, the color was a bright straw yellow with aromas of stone fruits and baking spice notes. The palate shows tart apples, pears and melon flavors with subtle toasty oak and cinnamon. The finish was crisp with mineral notes, lively acidity, good balance, ending with citrus tones. Nice Value!