Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2010 1.5L

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2010 1.5L


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2010 was a cool vintage that provided an extra aromatic "lift" to the already vivid Cigare nose. Spearmint, cassis and blackberry leaf with even suggestions of cardamom and cocoa in the nose. The palate is doonright Burgundian-lush, creamy, and savory-lots of dark fruit-sloe and Damson plums, bing cherries and acaí (too long in Santa Cruz?) and a bright acidity, with exceptional length. My guess is that this is a Cigare of extreme ageworthiness.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains
Brand Bonny Doon
Alcohol/vol 13.3%
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorExhibits fresh, snappy blackberry, savory herb, mineral and violet notes, ending with taut, gripping tannins that are cleansing. Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignane. Drink now through 2023.

James Laube, 2015