In the realm of wine reviews and tasting notes, one usually ends up in a world of weariness. When I read of review of a wine that’s description reads something like: [Read in a distinctive professorial tone] This wine has a deep, garnet color with toasted oak and complexity of dark fruit. Peppery with hint of coffee and firm tannins. I find myself trying to figure out what the heck this wine is actually going to taste like.
For the 2014 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, I’ll try to throw away all the gobbledygook and explain it this way: This wine is pretty darn tasty! It tastes like a big ‘ol bowl of berry cobbler sprinkled with a pinch of black pepper. It isn’t sweet. It’s bold and rich. It would be delicious with a steak or my Pasta Carbonara, but…what red wine wouldn’t?! At a moderate $25, it is an exceptional wine to serve any night of the week. While you’re at it check out the history of the beautiful winery it came from.
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