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Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Syrah Grenache 2006 Wine Review

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Syrah Grenache 2006

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Syrah Grenache 2006

California, United States

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2009-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Bonny Doon Vineyard

Agent: The Small Winemakers Collection

Product: 975847

Product: 10253386

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This wine is a blend of 43.6% syrah, 43.5% grenache, 11.7% cinsault, 1.1% mourvedre and 0.1% carignane. I love the band-aid Bordeaux aroma I get first followed by cassis, blackcurrant and smoke, but most of all, earth. Full-bodied and complex.

This was reviewed June 11, 2011 by

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Ryan Hindmarsh rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The name and label of this wine honors a classic french story. In 1954 some wine producers were quite nervous about extraterrestrials. So, the council of Chateauneuf-du-Pape passed an ordinance prohibiting flying saucers or “Flying Cigars” as they called them from landing in their vineyards and damaging the vines. The law allowed for immediate impounding of any Flying Cigars (Le Cigare Volant) that dare to land on their grapes. Le Cigare is a blend of traditional Rhone grapes and it is out of this world. (cmon, I had too).
Bright ruby. Smoky red berries, flowers and underbrush on the nose, with complicating notes of black pepper and licorice. Sweet red berry flavors give way to deeper bitter cherry in the mid-palate, which features notes of succulent herbs and a touch of smoked meat. Already showing good complexity, with suave finishing silkiness and a lingering note of raspberry. Score: 91 Source: Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar

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