I think, for this Cab, we need to play the “How Much?” game.
In fact, it’s been awhile since I’ve taken a sip, then another, and another, and found that the wine keeps tasting more expensive.
So…Let’s try it this way: we sip, we start the review, we sip again, we find out how much it might be, and then we sip again.
And so on, and so forth.
Simi 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Review
Nose is strong, and, at first blush, this is the sort of Cab you have come to expect from Alexander Valley. 2009 is an exceptionally strong year, and this one is every bit as yummy as the other ’09 Cabs we’ve tried. Insert all that typical red-wine speak here – “buttery Cab, spice and pepper on the nose, berries but not too fruit forward” – who cares? This is damn good. Insert stuff about color being dark, almost black cherry in color. Deep red. Blah blah blah. Again, who cares what color it is – a really solid gulp of cabernet.
Right now, since we’re having it with a huge filet, let’s guess it’s $30 a bottle.
13.5% ABV. Note that the winery says it’s 94% Cab, 3% Malbec (?), and 3% Petit Verdot (?!).
A Google search tells us that you can find this SOME places at around $25 a bottle. It drinks at least that expensively.
Boom! Found it at Sam’s Club for $18 a bottle. (Note: this was in Central Illinois, so your experience may vary.)
Metasip Grade: A-
Just an inch short of an “A” rating. Really outstanding Cabernet, and a tremendous value if you can find it under $20.