Introducing the Vigilance Cimarron! A relatively new addition to Georgetown, this Lake County red blend is sure to delight! With a blend of 79% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 7% Mouvedre, and 6% Petite Verdot, the Cimarron comes in solidly on the side of medium tannin, making it perfect for the dinner table or over a good book! Vigilance Vineyards are 100% sustainably farmed, providing a sense of terroir even in California. In fact, part of their method of sustainability includes a flock of sheep specifically there to trim weeds, prune the canopy, and provide fertilizer for the vines. The intense attention to the land provides a wine with not only bright fruit flavors, but a balance with dried herbs, spices, and an earthy undertone. The Cimarron is sure to delight both those who enjoy the earthy nature of old world wines, as well as those who enjoy the clean fruit of the new world. And, at $13.77 a bottle, it is a steal (especially when compared to the $24.00 suggested retail price from Vigilance!)!
“At elevations ranging from 1,400 to 3,000 feet and located at the base of Mount Konocti, once an active volcano, the Red Hills AVA features rolling hills, red volcanic soils, and a lake effect breeze from Clear Lake, one of North America’s oldest natural lakes. The fruit for this wine was sourced from several growing areas within Lake County which resulted in a multi-layered wine with good balance and a long, lush finish. Aged on French and American oak for 15 months. As the name Cimarron suggests, this free spirited and wild blend has bright cherry and strawberry notes that balance with white pepper, dried herbs and spice. The lingering finish and vibrancy will have you coming back for a second glass.”