Simi's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the finest expression from their vineyards in each vintage. They carefully select only fruit with the greatest concentration of flavor. These lots receive a specific regime of skin contact, barrel to barrel racking and French Oak aging. Only those finished lots which demonstrate richness, power, complexity, and ripe tannins make their Reserve selection. The 1996 vintage is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petite Verdot.