Bonny Doon Vineyard - La Cigare Volant 2008 - California Biodynamic 75cl Bottle


Bonny Doon Vineyard - La Cigare Volant 2008
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The newly released cuvee is the 23rd edition of Le Cigare Volant, and it certainly shows the family flavour profile of red fruits, herbal, and earthy notes in a savoury, medium-bodied package.

Bright ruby red with a pale purplish rim, it offers cherry aromas with a bit of spice, menthol, sassafras, and black pepper. On the palate there is fresh cherry, pomegranate, and red bramble fruit. The wine is peppery and lively with good acidity around an earthy, savory core.

A blend of grenache, syrah, and mourvedre with just a soupcon of cinsault makes for a bright and wonderfully gamey wine. The chief red in residence, grenache, derives primarily from their traditional Biodynamic grenache source from Alta Loma Vineyard in Monterey County. This is supplemented with a smidge of estate grenache, adding a discreet spiciness to the attraction. The syrah is principally sourced from Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, which produces the closest analogue found to a Northern Rhine syrah - tannic and meaty in the lower registers; peppery, fruitful, and delicately floral in the top, all the while showing great balance and harmony.

A group of non-irrigated, centenarian Contra Costa vineyards has provided mourvedre for Cigare for many years. Finally, a dollop of cinsault provides a very particular fragrance of flowers and aromatic herb.

Category(s):     Red Wine
Group(s):     Father's Day Ideas
Producer: Bonny Doon Vineyard   -
ABV:   14.4%
Appellation:   Santa Cruz
Bio-Dynamic:   Yes
Brand:   Bonny Doon Vineyard
Country of Origin:   USA
Drinking From:   2011
Drinking Until:   2031
Food Match:   Funghi
Food Match:   Poultry
Grape Type:   Cinsault
Grape Type:   Mourvedre
Grape Type:   Grenache/Garnacha
Grape Type:   Syrah/Shiraz
Ph Level:   3.62
Region:   Central Coast
Serving temperature Degrees C:   55-60
Suggested Optimum Year:   2013
Type of closure:   Screw Cap
Vintage:   2008
Winemaker:   Randall Graham


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Producer Information

Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a long and unusual history. Winemaker and President-for-life Randall Graham crafts wines not easily found elsewhere in the Golden State: Wines of personality and at other times otherworldly charm.
Inspired by, but not slavish simulacra to their Rhone confreres, the Cigare family, complemented by the savoury cool climates Syrah Le Pousseur are becoming ever grander as fruit is ever more carefully sourced.
Dedicated to the development of biodynamic wines produced from a small group of enlightened growers, and from a new vineyard property and farm in San Juan Bautista, many of the wines are now certified biodynamic by Demeter USA, such as Albarino. The Bonny Doon back labels are a wealth of information and the winery firmly believes all ingredients should be listed there for consumers to see.

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