US-BDV-09-13

Le Cigare Volant, Bonny Doon Vineyard

The 30th Anniversary release of this, our flagship wine. A beautiful wine—dark and mulberry in color as in nose. One scents cool loamy earth with suggestions of raspberries and Damson plums. I do so love the largely Grenache vintages of Cigare; there’s an unmistakable spiciness to them—orange peel, cinnamon and black pepper. Grenache is not just about fragrance however; any synesthete worth his/her Maldon salt will know that the scent of Grenache is in part highly textural—soft and velveteen. And sure enough, on the palate the wine is also an essence of velours

Producer:
Vintage:
2013
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Variety:
Blend - Rhone
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic

Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
April 2018
Date:
91
Review:
Elegant and open-knit, with accents of game, licorice, raspberry and pepper that build richness toward
polished tannins.”