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Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2020 Wine Review

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2020

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2020

Central Coast, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2023-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Bonny Doon Vineyard

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2020 is a full bodied, robust red blend of 42% Grenache, 31% Cinsault, 24% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Counoise fragrant with bright cherry, nutmeg, anise, cracked pepper and toasty oak spice aromas. Brilliant on the palate with ripe dark cherry, raspberry, grilled herbs, anise, black pepper and baking spice flavours. Excellent value at $20. Pour with a ribeye or lamb chops from the grill.

Le Cigare Volant food pairings: veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb chops, pork roast.

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This Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2020 was reviewed on January 7, 2023 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Inspired by Rhone region winemaking, the Bonny Doon Cigar Volant 2020 is blended from 31% Cinsault, 24% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cournoise. This red offers aromas blackberry jam, black olive and black pepper, and delivers polished tannins, balanced acidity and a dry finish. Palate: red berry, fruitcake, lavender and spice. Great aging potential. Enjoy.

Tasted at Emerging California Master-Class April 2022
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Rhone region winemaking, this wine blends Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cournoise. Deeply flavoured, showing ageabilty but also palatable to drink while young too. Aromas of dark cherry, warm spices, dark florals and tobacco hints. Medium bodied, soft tannins, with balanced acidity and a lengthy finish. Enjoy with lamb or duck. Tasted at Emerging California Master Class April 12, 2022
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Bonny Doon has chosen to replace the 'M' in GSM with Cinsault so the wines can be enjoyed young. Cigar Volant 2020 is 42% Grenache, 31% Cinsault and 24% Syrah with touches of Petit Verdot and Counoise. The Cinsault is doing its job as far as lending a floral note and a hint of smoke aromas over a pure dried raspberry base. The palate is silky and well balanced; not quite as fruity and complex as the nose might suggest. All over pleasant and would be a great choice for rack of lamb and even salmon. thewineloverskitchen.com Tasted April 2022

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