Simi Chardonnay 2014

A few posts ago I mentioned a birthday party I’d been a part of.  No, it wasn’t my birthday but that of a family member.  The party at the Italian restaurant was basically a sibling celebration with their spouses and children.  However, the festivities weren’t over after the cannoli and tiramisu.  No, indeed!

See, this was one of those BIG birthdays.  A milestone, if you will.  So I helped put together a surprise party for friends and extended family the very next night.  I don’t think I have ever worked so hard at keeping something a secret (and certain that I had failed miserably).  We ordered a cake from a bakery and Thai food from a local eatery for this party.  Then everyone gathered at a friend’s house while I had the task of wrangling the guest of honor.  You know, making sure they got there and at the right time.  Man, was I sweating it!

Seems we did OK.  If nothing else, the honoree feigned surprise well.  To go with the cake and Thai we served a few wines along with the requisite seltzer, soda and lemonade.  I thought this Simi Chardonnay was pretty good with the seafood rice dish and the vegetable spring rolls.  Given that the cake was chocolate, I switched for dessert.

Winemaker:  Simi
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Vintage:  2014
Appellation:  Sonoma County, CA
Price:  $12.99 at Whole Foods

Notes:  The Simi was a pretty, vibrant yellow.  On the nose I smelled primarily pineapple.  I thought acidity was good, and it was medium-bodied with 13.5% alcohol.  This was a very flavorful wine.  I found pineapple, vanilla, a touch of butter, some grass and chalk at the finish.  It was definitely a good one for me.  I’d happily drink it again and can imagine it would make a nice accompaniment to a range of fowl, fish and salad dishes.

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2 thoughts on “Simi Chardonnay 2014

  1. Thanks for this review! I checked out your blog and it looks like you have so much great info to share on wine! I followed and hope you wouldn’t mind following back? I have a lot of wine knowledge to gain and hope to share more info on my new blog as well.

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