90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah and 4% Syrah from Lake County, California.
SRP of $25 and available for as low as $12. 15,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
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.
-Clay and Margarita Shannon, Vigilance Vineyards
Harvested in October, grapes were picked between 25.0 - 26.5 brix and aged on French and American oak for 18 months. Crafted from our Vigilance Vineyards in the Red Hills of Lake County to create a multi-layered, well balanced wine. Notes of black cherry and ripe currant; earthy, with hints of coffee bean. Silky and lush with excellent layers, richness and a long, satisfying finish.
It's been awhile since we've reviewed a wine from Vigilance Winery. Previously we enjoyed both theirPetite Sirah and the Cimarron Red Blend. Today we turn to the world's favorite red variety, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2010 Vigilance Cabernet Sauvignon begins with pleasant aromas of black cherry and vanilla. Tasting this medium-bodied wine reveals more of the same black cherry and vanilla wrapped up in a silky smooth texture with soft tannins. It ends with a dry grippy finish with good length. The 2011 vintage of this wine is available now but you should still be able to find the 2010 in most places. And while I can't say how they compare I'm guessing the 2010 has benefited from an extra year in the bottle since this wine spent 18 months in French oak.
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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