Lake County, California
Vigilance Cimarron Red is a beautiful red blend from Lake County in northern California. Owner and visionary leader of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Clay Shannon has transformed his ranch into one of the agricultural icons of California's North Coast, and in doing so is changing the face and substance of grape-growing in the USA. Clay grew up on a farm in Healdsburg in Sonoma County. He began his career as a vineyard manager in St. Helena, traveling the wine regions of California managing the company's vineyards. A short time later he started his own vineyard management company, growing grapes for some of the top wineries and fruit companies in Northern California.
In 1995, Clay discovered a magnificent piece of property in the hills overlooking Clear Lake in Lake County, thirty-five miles north of Napa's famed vineyards. As he quickly set out to develop vineyards, Clay's vision was simple: "We wanted to grow the best fruit in the world, but we wanted to do it in a way that made us happy living there."
"Sustainability wasn't some philosophical concept; it is the way we live our lives."
Vigilance Cimarron Red 2017 is a rich red blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, and 5% Petit Verdot. "Plums, raspberries, and spices fill your palate. The aromas of berries, caramel, and tobacco resonate long after your last sip." --Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking and Production
Enjoy Vigilance Cimarron Red over the next 4-5 years with grilled steak, burgers, BBQ, and hard cheeses.