Bonny Doon Vineyard Red Rhone Blend California le Cigare Volant 2008

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Wow this is very fragrant with lovely notes of dried mountain flowers, herbs de provence, roasted meat, black earth and dried strawberries with hin... Read more

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Twist and pour at 72 deg F. Deep dark red color. Nose with hints of barnyard, earthy dried fruit, and sour red fruit aromas. In the mouth tasty sou... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Red Rhone Blend California le Cigare Volant

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/24/2009

Wow this is very fragrant with lovely notes of dried mountain flowers, herbs de provence, roasted meat, black earth and dried strawberries with hints of black pepper and gum. Full of juicy, nervous acidity and ripe tannins that keep this refreshing. There is a fine interplay between the fruit, stemmy forest floor, and savory elements in the mouth. Lot's of meaty, leathery top notes up front yield to a mid-palate rich in strawberry and wild cherry tones with a touch of herb that leads to the rather long finish which offers return to a nicely meaty core coupled with a bright finale. This begs for lamb! 89pts


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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/08/2012

Old vines.


Snooth User: dynowine
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/03/2010

Twist and pour at 72 deg F. Deep dark red color. Nose with hints of barnyard, earthy dried fruit, and sour red fruit aromas. In the mouth tasty sour almost bright and almost layered fruit (plum, sour red berries) wrapped in an firm envelope of some tannin and bitter earthy notes. A bit on the watery side mid-palate but balanced and reasonably well-integrated. Not too much spice evident, not too complex at the twist-and-pour point. Finishes slowly but a bit warm. Dry. Body medium, acid medium or slightly higher, tannin medium or slightly higher. 44% syrah, 44% grenache, 12% cinsault, dash of mourvedre and carignane. Note: after 12 hrs at 50 deg F showed very rich neither sweet nor sour fruit that dominated the wine ... tasty in a Aussie heavy-fruited manner.


Snooth User: Majikk
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/09/2008

This wine is Bonny Doon's signature wine. It was very good.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 04/24/2009

Plum and frosting on this (still slightly hot) savory nose. Palate is juicy, rich, a bit spicy, with leather, a touch of black olive, rich deep black fruits and even a hint of bell pepper on the finish. Excellent wine.

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Snooth User: troyconquer
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/24/2009

Taste was a little intense with hint of jawbone ache! I like it, but don't think I could drink a lot of it.

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Snooth User: mary836
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 06/16/2009

A fragrant wine, Oprah had this on her show...she loved it.


Snooth User: JessicaW
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/10/2009

Drank at Merriman's in Hawaii.


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External Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Red Rhone Blend California le Cigare Volant

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Sleek and engaging, with ripe, supple, polished cherry, currant and dried berry flavors that glide across the palate, ending with gravel and spice box. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignane. Drink now through 2021. -JL Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 06/30/2010

Aged in large cask and held in bottle a year before release, this famed red blend is dark and spicy and craves grilled meat.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/04/2012

The 2004 Le Cigare Volant exhibits elegant notes of sweet kirsch, loamy soil, pepper, and herbs. It is a pleasant, fruity, medium-bodied, bistro-styled red to drink over the next 2ndash;4 years. However, it canrsquo;t compete with the Bonny Doonrsquo;s wines from the early to mid-1980s.


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Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

The 1999 Le Cigare Volant (a blend of 36% Mourvèdre, 34% Syrah, and 30% Grenache) is a medium-bodied, delicate effort displaying notes of cranberries, cherries, currants and spices. This stylish, cleanly made wine requires consumption over the next 4-5 years.


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Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

Open-knit, and effusively fruity, with ripe, juicy black cherry, wild berry and blueberry that shows off firm but well-integrated tannins on the finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Viognier. Drink now through 2007.


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Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

I don't always give high scores to Cigare, but it's almost always an interesting wine that marches to its own beat. The '03 is really good. Syrah gives sturdy tannins and full body. Grenache adds a wealth of cherry and raspberry flavors. It's hard to say what Mourvèdre brings, perhaps a chocolaty richness. The result is a soft, appealing and complex Rhône-style red.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

The 2004 Le Cigare Volant appears to be slightly better than the 2003. Although it remains a lightweight, it reveals prettier fruit, more cherry and herb characteristics. It is an attractive bistro-styled red for uncritical quaffing.


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Ratings & Tags for Bonny Doon Vineyard Red Rhone Blend California le Cigare Volant

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2005 06/29/2010

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2004 08/17/2009

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2004 05/10/2009

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2004 03/11/2009

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