The excellence of the Sigaro Cabernet Sauvignon from Fairchild is a testament not only to the Napa Valley vineyard's meticulous winemaking practices, but to the exquisite conditions of the estate itself:
Sigaro is a spectacular hillside site from which we carefully coax just over 1.5 tons per acre of intense, lush fruit for Fairchild Sigaro Cabernet Sauvignon. Located on the steep slopes overlooking Lake Hennessey, high above Napa Valley's floor, the vineyard's well-draining hillside and southwest-facing aspect offer optimal growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fairchild Estate (proprietor is Lawrence D. Fairchild; winemaker is Phillipe Melka) is known for producing superior wines, and the Sigaro Cabernet is no exception. In the words of Mr. Fairchild himself:
"The Sigaro is slightly riper than a top-growth Bordeaux. It has some of that same minerality but the acids are lush. The wine has good nerve, a core of subtle black cherry and finishes with currants. Above all the wine has elegance, much more fruit than you would find in a Bordeaux wine, and much less obtrusive oak than you find in so many California Cabs."
We're thrilled to supply some of our favorite Little Rock spots with this outstanding wine. Enjoy it at the Capital Hotel, Rocket 21, SO Restaurant Bar, and 1620 Savoy; or buy a bottle of it at O'Looney's Wine and Liquor.