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Bonny Doon Reserve le Cigare Blanc Proprietary Blend Wine 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Halfway between floral and ripe peach but only moderate in volume this wine does a nice job of showing the friendly sides of its twinned varieties. It does drift a bit in the finish and comes with a recommendation for service with food rather than as a stand-alone quaffer. Connoisseurs Guide.

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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 Reserve le Cigare Blanc Proprietary Blend Wine

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

Halfway between floral and ripe peach but only moderate in volume this wine does a nice job of showing the friendly sides of its twinned varieties. It does drift a bit in the finish and comes with a recommendation for service with food rather than as a stand-alone quaffer. Connoisseurs Guide.


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

Light yellow-gold. A complex deeply perfumed bouquet evokes candied citrus and pit fruits toasted almond honey and chamomile. Spicy and savory in character offering intense broad poached pear and orange flavors and a hint of marzipan. Tighter on the finish which emphasizes succulent herbs and bitter pear skin. This intriguing wine would be a great match with buttery dishes that involved mushrooms or truffles; it would also work wonders with a range of funky cheeses even blues. Stephen


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

The baked apple and poached pear flavors have a very appealing spicy side with plenty of elegance and details of toasted nuts citrus zest and flowers. The finish is punctuated by a delicate creamy texture and fresh acidity. Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. Drink now through 2018.




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