Yum. This is typically the first word that rolls off my tongue after a sip of any Simi wine. For the 2006 Simi Alexander Valley Chardonnay, it was wow!
I like my Chardonnay balanced with a soft, buttery taste and little splash of fruit - not citrus tasting. This wine totally delivered. It was light and refreshing, very drinkable ~ I am sure we had a meal with this bottle, and I cooked it, but couldn't tell you what it was!
We picked up this bottle (as well as many others) while visiting the winery in 2009. This Chardonnay was among our favorites we tasted that day, as noted by the very large smiley face written on my tasting notes. It is 100% Chardonnay& barrel fermented. At first pour, we knew this wine was going to be different from most chardonnay's. It is very light in color, almost clear. The nose had a light smokey oak, but yet a hint of sweet... we knew we were in for a treat.
The only downside to this wine ~ they made a very limited production, and it was only sold at the winery. If you are lucky to get your hands on one, snag it and enjoy!