Bonny Doon Vineyard Rosé Blend California Vin Gris de Cigare 2010
We continue our efforts to perfect this gris du coeur by insinuating a dollop of white wine—to wit, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc—into our typical blend of Southern Rhône red varieties, a protocol initiated with the 2003 vintage. Though not a technique practiced widely in southern France, we find the addition of mineral-rich white wine adds incremental gravitas without creating ponderousness—a mortally dangerous element in a perfect apéritif wine.
Wonderful California sparkling wine. Peachy citrus notes make this crisp sparkling wine a delightful starter to enhance a meal.
Very complex, zesty nose of strawberry, lime, melon, minerals. Similar notes on the palate. An enjoyable, easy to drink yet complex rosé.
This wine smells like a Riesling and a pinot gris mixed together. It tastes like cherry and blood orange, a high amount of minerals, and an aftertaste of spearmint and strawberries. Very good rose wine!
Salmon-colored in appearance, the wine has a sweet, almost candy-like fragrance (think Sweet Tarts). A crisp, clean flavor profile dominated by notes of watermelon and cucumber with a medium finish. A refreshing wine!
Drank as part of a wine flight du forthnight at Merriman's in Hawaii.
Crisp and steely, very dry with delicate cherry flavors. The wine is a light marachino cherry color. Its made with a lot of batonage (lots of time in contact with the lees, and the juice is circulated while this occurs to maximize contact) - this results in a creamy wine.
External Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard Rosé Blend California Vin Gris de Cigare
This wine consists of: 27% syrah, 18% grenache blanc, 15% roussanne, 13% grenache, 12% cinsault, 12% mourvEdre, 3% viognier. Tasting this wine, we find brighter, filigreed fruit notes here--watermelon, cranberry and strawberry guava. There are also
Food Pairings for Bonny Doon Vineyard Rosé Blend California Vin Gris de Cigare
Fresh and bright with a pale pink/salmon color reminiscent of a Côtes de Provence Rosé or perhaps even a Vin Gris from Burgundy. Hints of wild strawberry, white cherry, apple blossom, and the barest whiff of spearmint. Palate is quite dry and zesty with pale red fruits, blood orange, citrus, and a lean yet supple finish. But what is most compelling about the wine is its elegance. We deployed far less skin contact than in years past, and in this instance, less is truly more. Delicious today but will develop added richness and aroma with an additional 6-12 months of bottle age.
3298 cases produced.
|Alcohol: 12.8%||pH: 3.5|
|Total Acidity: 4.5 grams per liter|
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