Bonny Doon le Cigare Volant Rhone Style Red Santa Cruz Rhone Style Red 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): (60% grenache, 32% syrah and 4% each of mourvedre and cinsault): Bright ruby. Raspberry, bitter cherry, herbs and dried flowers on the nose and palate, along with subtle smokiness and a touch of candied licorice. Gain weight and spiciness with air and finishes very long, with clinging cherry and bitter chocolate flavors. This wine's structure bodes well for cellaring. (Oct/Nov 2011)

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Bonny Doon Vineyard:
Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous wor... Read more
Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous world with its pioneering work with Rhône varieties and innovative production techniques. Since the adoption of Biodynamic® farming practices in 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard wines evince a deeper sense of place, complexity, varietal expression and a noticeable sense of organization. We invite you to share in our most passionate and terrestrial expressions ~ the wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard. To all our Big House and Cardinal Zin Fans: In an effort to return to our roots and re-focus on the production of unique and distinctive, biodynamically produced wines truly expressive of place, President and Winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard sold the rapidly growing BIG HOUSE and CARDINAL ZIN brands in July 2006 to the Wine Group, a management-owned wine company based in San Francisco. “I had been raving on long enough about the transcendental value of terroir; it was time to translate mere words into deeds. Today, the winery is much smaller, just 35,000 cases (and shrinking) we’re making fewer kinds of wine and we’re highly focused on making the most soulful wines we can possibly muster – wines of vibrant vitality, a deeper sense of place and life force.” Read less

External Reviews for Bonny Doon le Cigare Volant Rhone Style Red Santa Cruz Rhone Style Red

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

The 2007 Le Cigare Volant (En Foudre) displays more tannin and is leaner and earthier. It has a similar color but less obvious fruit and more austerity. - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep bright ruby. Sexy expressive aromas of red and dark berry preserves incense and fresh flowers. Broad supple and sweet with very good depth and a seamless texture. Sappy black raspberry and anise flavors cling on the long spice-accented finish. This bottling is more open-knit than the regular Cigare Volant and drinks very well right now. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Pleasantly earthy with grilled meat dried berry pepper and sage flavors. Full-bodied and firming on the finish slowly unfolding and holding its focus. Grenache Syrah Mourv



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91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): (60% grenache, 32% syrah and 4% each of mourvedre and cinsault): Bright ruby. Raspberry, bitter cherry, herbs and dried flowers on the nose and palate, along with subtle smokiness and a touch of candied licorice. Gain weight and spiciness with air and finishes very long, with clinging cherry and bitter chocolate flavors. This wine's structure bodes well for cellaring. (Oct/Nov 2011)

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