2012 Simi Chardonnay

Norm’s Tasting Notes

By: Norm Bentley

North Georgia Wine Advisor




2012 Simi Sonoma Chardonnay



The "Chardonnay Queen" and I both like Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California.  Sonoma County Chardonnays are hard to beat, much like Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.  For a number of years the Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay has been a household favorite, and I believe one of the local big discount chains is selling it for just pennies above cost.  If you can find the 2012 vintage for less than $11.00 per bottle. I would suggest you grab several.

We recently sampled a bottle of the 2012 Simi, and found it to be delightful!  The nose opens with an invigorating sensation of green apples, with a touch of pineapple, and a hint of citrus.  The flavors swirl together in a cascade of fruit featuring the apples, with tinges of spice, tropical fruit, and that slight citrus breeze.  The finish contains a flirtation with oak and a touch of buttery mouth feel, that sails into the night on a crisp and clean river of flavors begging for another sip!

We enjoyed this wonderful bottle of wine with a hearty crab and tomato bisque soup accompanied by a large chilled shrimp salad, with warm fresh baked French bread.  It could not get much better, but you might try pairing it with Coq au vin, or Shrimp Alfredo.  Norm's score is 90.

Score: 90

Price: $11-$16



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