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    Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2005
    Rhone Red Blends - Central Coast, California

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    Professional Ratings: 89 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 100344

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blend: 50% grenache, 24% mourvedre, 22% syrah, 3% carignane, 1% cinsault

    An earthier style of Cigare than previous editions, the 2005 shows a deep ruby robe with bright purple highlights. Aromas of spiced meat, kirsch, mushrooms, a soupçon of truffle and dark chocolate make for a richly perfumed red wine. Flavors of earthy red fruit, cocoa beans and sweet spice, balanced with moderate acidity, slightly crunchy tannins and a generous, even voluptuous texture with a long, savory finish. This wine has the structure to age well and shows more French oak than is normal for us. Quite delicious, yet clearly serious and stylistically, very Old World. Ages until kids are out of the house. As of this date (Feb. 5, 2009), the wine has definitely begun to close up shop - not a cause for despair, but an indication of its great ageing potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2005 Cigare Volant (50% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault) exhibits peppery, earthy, black currant and black cherry fruit, and medium body. This spicy, hedonistic vin de plaisir should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years. Purchasers should treat it like a French Cotes du Rhone.

    89 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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