Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007
Sonoma County, USA
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Community Score: 4.6/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 200881
Wine Type: White Wine
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Sweetness: Medium Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.
More Vintages: 2011 2009
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007 Wine Review
Rich, round and generous with lapping layers of pleasure. Aromas of green apple and toasted almond. Yum! Chardonnay food pairings: mushroom risotto, crab cakes, roast chicket, bouillabaisse. This Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007 was reviewed by November 6, 2010 Natalie MacLean
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VINTAGE 2007 The 2007 harvest got off to an early start before slowing slightly due to cool fall temperatures. Even growing conditions soon prevailed, however, allowing for steady ripening before finishing in late October to vintner accolades. WINEMAKING To achieve perfect ripeness with full fruit flavor and balanced acidity, our grapes are picked in the cool early morning hours. Grapes are gently handled and whole cluster pressed to preserve true varietal character, then transferred to barrels for fermentation. All lots undergo malolactic fermentation and are carefully monitored and frequently tasted until the desired flavor and textural balance is achieved. Aged in 54% new French oak barrels from our favorite Burgundian coopers for up to 12 months before bottling, the wine ages in bottle for an additional six months before it is released and ready for enjoyment. WINEMAKER NOTES Our 2007 Chardonnay is brilliant golden-straw in color with intriguing notes of spiced apple and rum raisin on the nose. This wine has pleasant weight on the palate and delivers an intricate balance of tropical fruit flavors and distinctive mineral notes, reflecting the diverse selection of fruit within the Russian River Valley. The rich acidity of this Chardonnay lends itself to pairings with Mushroom Risotto, Crab Cakes, Roast Chicken, and Bouillabaisse.
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Serve Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007 between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.
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