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Bonny Doon Vineyard "Le Cigare Volant" Red Blend 2014 (Central Coast, California)
Bonny Doon Vineyard "Le Cigare Volant" Red Blend 2014 (Central Coast, California)


 


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Winery: Bonny Doon Vineyard
Varietal: 39% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre, 17% Syrah, 7% Cinsaut, 2% Viognier
Region: Central Coast, California
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: BONNYDOONCIGAREVOLANT14-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Very bright, deep ruby color, lots of black fruit, mulberries and cherries on the nose. There is a pronounced minty, almost alpine pepperiness, which is the unmistakable hallmark of Bien Nacido Syrah. In my mind at least, it is this septentrional (north of 45th parallel) character that so tellingly differentiates Cigare Volant from say, meridional Châteauneuf-du-Pape, giving it an unmistakable lift. I flatter myself, but apropos of “coolth,” this wine works a bit like Miles’ music - plenty of space between the notes, allowing the wine to expand and grow in the glass.

Winemaker Notes:
One last (blue) note: While the phenomenon is undoubtedly multi-factoral, the wine is remarkably resistant to oxidation after it’s been opened, remaining fresh for the better of a week. This is profoundly good news for the long-term prospects of this wine and for those who still possess a capacious cellar.

Varietal: 39% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre, 17% Syrah, 7% Cinsaut, 2% Viognier

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2013 Vintage):
"The blend of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 16% Mourvèdre and 4% Cinsaut offers subtle mulberry fruit on the nose, a spicy peppercorn kick and plenty of gamy meats. That funky meat quality, from raw to jerkied, is prominent and pure on the sip, surrounded by exotic plums and Middle Eastern spices." - Matt Kettmann (12/31/2017)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2013 Vintage):
"Elegant and open-knit, with accents of game, licorice, raspberry and pepper that build richness toward polished tannins. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2026. 2,400 cases made." – TF (Apr 30, 2018)

90 Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2013 Vintage):
"Bright ruby-red. Ripe smoke-accented red berries cured meat leather and a hint of cola on the perfumed nose. Seamless and gently sweet offering bitter cherry five-spice powder and dark chocolate flavors and a distinctly gamy element. The long smoky finish echoes the cherry and spice notes and is given shape by supple interwoven tannins. This wine is quite Old World in style and I suspect that readers who are used to polished modern wines might be taken aback here." - Josh Raynolds (Oct 2018)


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