Vineyard SourceE & E Shaw Vineyards, Red Mountain
Blend100% Cabernet Franc
Release DateFebruary 1, 2019
E & E Shaw Vineyards
Our 12 acre vineyard is planted with the 3 major Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, in the world famous Red Mountain Apellation. It was planted for us in 1997 by Eve’s brother, Fred Artz. It’s planted on a 9′ X 6′ spacing, bilateral cordon trained, and is spur pruned to produce approximately 10 lbs. per vine or about 3 1/2 tons per acre. We hand prune, thin and harvest and use no herbicides. We practice integrated pest management with a very soft, sustainable spray program. Because we are small, we can take great care in hand raising our grapes. We believe that exceptional wine is largely made in the vineyard. Our 100% estate grown red wines are proof of the high quality of our vineyard.
Sigillo Cellars sources Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Shaw vineyards.
2016: Gold Medal Winner
2015: 91 points & Gold Medal Winner: Red fruit meets a savory complexity and a seamlessly solid structure in this Red Mountain Cabernet Franc. The enticing nose draws you in with aromas of strawberry jam mixed with sweet tobacco and savory notes of black peppercorn and red bell pepper. On the palate, red fruit shines up front with flavors reminiscent of raspberry and tart cherry balanced by notes of cola and dried herbs before a dry finish showing hints of minerality alluding to clay pot.
2012: Double Gold & Best of Class Medal Winner