44% Zinfandel, 39% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County, California.
SRP of $25 and available for as low as $14. Sample received courtesy Vigilance Winery for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Having children reaffirmed our dedication to the planet. That's why our vineyards are sustainably farmed using cover crops and sheep to control the weeds between the rows. Ever vigilant, our watchful sheep dogs stand guard over the flock and the wines, protecting them from harm. It is this same spirit that drives us in our obsession to craft wines that honor and respect the earth.Recently we've reviewed a number of Lake County wines and have been quite impressed with the quality of wine being made in this up-and-coming region. Wines such as the Line39 Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc as well as the Rosa d'Oro Primitivo, Sangiovese and Muscat Canelli show what this region can do, and we like it. In addition, we love a good red blend here at The Reverse Wine Snob. So a red blend from Lake County certainly sounds like a winning combination, but let's find out!
-Clay and Margarita Shannon, Vigilance Vineyards
Cimarron is crafted of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine was aged in French and American oak for 12 months. Rich, smooth, and creamy, this Cuvée can be enjoyed on its own or will pair nicely with your favorite meats, pizza or hearty pastas.
The 2010 Vigilance Cimarron Lake County Red Wine begins with a really enticing spice and vanilla filled aroma of blackberry and black cherry. The wine tastes smooth and delicious with rich and vibrant fruit flavors. The blackberry and black cherry flavors continue from the bouquet along with velvety layers of spice and black pepper. You'll definitely want to give this wine some time to breathe to get the most enjoyment out of it, and there's a lot of enjoyment to be had. The finish is dry, fruity and of medium-long length. A succulent wine that is really quite a pleasure to drink. Bulk Buy!
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Taste Rating: 9 Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 8.3
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