Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Vigilance Cimarron Red Wine, Lake County, California, 2011 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Vigilance Cimarron Red Wine, Lake County, California, 2011, finished at 14.2% alcohol.  It is a zinfandel-based blend, including syrah, petite sirah and cabernet sauvignon.
This offering comes from Clay and Margarita Shannon, the owners of Shannon Ridge. It is first being sampled three years from vintage date, with review sample provided by a representative of the winery.

In the glass: A very deep mahogany.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, brings a bright purple aroma into your nostrils.  From the aroma, seems like this will be bold and perhaps even dark around the edges.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a robust, layered blend of black, red and purple fruit, showing good, gritty tannins alongside the substantial and flavorful fruit.  The finish is brief but clean, showing a bright acid note in your cheeks.  This would be very much on its own standing up to a hearty meat or pasta dish.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus for its welcome balance on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Good value.

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