Bonny Doon Vineyard White Rhone Blend California le Cigare Blanc 2009

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Love this nose, it's got spice tones, a hint of almond milk and a dusty mineral tone over rich asian pear and quince fruit. There is a touch of sug... Read more

Lovely pears on the nose. Light bodied, tart, with a bit of oak baked in, some apples and herbs and a bit of spice. Rough acidity and a bit of bitt... Read more

Not much of a white drinker but this one really impressed me. Slightly more mineral and earthly than I'm used to, and the finish has some great sp... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Bonny Doon Vineyard White Rhone Blend California le Cigare Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

Love this nose, it's got spice tones, a hint of almond milk and a dusty mineral tone over rich asian pear and quince fruit. There is a touch of sugar here but the acid keeps this lively and fresh. Delivers a burst of honied fruit right up front with a nice pear tone and some backing apricot notes. There is a nice mineral note that drives through the backend which has a nice subtle pineapple quality and leads to a rather long finish that has more honied tones but also very refreshing orange blossom notes and a lovely green herbal edge then a pineapple finale. 90pts


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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

Lovely pears on the nose. Light bodied, tart, with a bit of oak baked in, some apples and herbs and a bit of spice. Rough acidity and a bit of bitterness in the mouth and especially on the finish make this quite an interesting wine.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

Not much of a white drinker but this one really impressed me. Slightly more mineral and earthly than I'm used to, and the finish has some great spice. Very impressed.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

Well rounded smooth body, with citric notes and assertive tartness. Lots of fruits, with peaches, lemons, avocado, and basil. The nose is sumptuous.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/30/2009

75% Grenache, 25% Rousanne Blanc Lightly oaked. There's some eucalyptus character, an some light spice. A lot of crispness to it, yet there's still a pleasant oiliness on the finish, which has a slight mint characteristic.

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  • Snooth User: troyconquer
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

    Smells.... like wine! Not blown away but it tastes fine, so I really like it!


    Snooth User: drdebs
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    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 12/03/2007

    Blech. Not the most inspiring wine. Well made, and not BAD, but not arresting either. If you let it warm up to just a few degrees under red wine temperature, you will get muted aromas of lime blossom and chalk, which are echoed on the palate. That's it. I found nothing typical of Roussanne or Grenache Blanc. Maybe better with shellfish like oyster, but certainly not with anything richer that you would normally serve with a Rhone white.


    Snooth User: connie7899
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    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 07/20/2008

    Great mouth feel. Pepper, black fruit. No lingering finish which was a bit disappointing.


    Ratings & Tags for Bonny Doon Vineyard White Rhone Blend California le Cigare Blanc

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