Name: Sam Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 | Estate Reserve
Origin: Paso Robles
Creator: Sam Simeon Winery
Taste: (Wine Glasses) 4/5
Value: (Corks) 5/5
– Bite at the nose, complex
– Dry, oaky & deep cherry notes
– Pungent, cassis
– Hint of vanilla, bold finish
After a long day, we decided to wine down with a bottle of San Simeon Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. After pouring a couple glasses, the evening took us away. Some times we like to use a gadget called, Aerator, a device that quickens a wine’s decanting process. The Vinturi Red Wine Aerator will be used when we feel a wine needs help opening up.
NOTES: The Sam Simeon Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 has an initial bite at the nose. You can tell right away this bottle needs time to aerate before it opens up to its full potential. The Red was more on the dry and oaky side, full of complexity. After giving some time to aerate it becomes big and pungent. Deep cherry notes, cassis with hints of fruits. The finish was bold and oaky with a touch of vanilla.
After using our aerator, the bite disappeared. Smells more fruity, smooth on the pallet and has a linger of deep oaks. We kept this bottle for about 7 days, when we popped it open the wine was still drinkable and enjoyable to share. To prevent the oxidation process, we used a vacuum to pump the air out before returning it into the wine cooler.