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2001 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Bonny Doon Vineyard bonnydoonvineyard.com   details
Appellation: California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Mourvèdre - Syrah - Carignan
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$26.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: May 21, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
" Lots of changes for the Flying Cigar in 2001: the front label; the more substantial and elegant bottle; and, of course, the screwcap. And there are more changes inside as well. Winemaker Randall Graham says that he has never made a Cigare this "brooding or darkly beautiful. The grenache is hinted at by way of the bright puffs of raspberriocity and cherry liqueur, however the syrah and especially the mourvèdre are dominant now, laying down thick, recumbent panes of flavor vaguely suggesting spice, meatiness, un-named botanicals, and a strong expression of the minerality we have been working so hard to mine, as it were, in our high flying flagship. It is perhaps an anthropomorphic stretch to judge a wine "inscrutable", though the 2001 has yet to unfurl its plumage and reveal its true and full colors. Happily, those flashes of framboisity, as well as significant creaminess and the great persistence it engenders - compliments of extensive lees therapy - hint at the festival of fleshy, fruity delectation to be served up once this most potent of Cigare awakes from its slumber.""
rated: January 23, 2008 , Bill Blanchard
4 stars "Very pleasant, smooth wine. Flavorful without being too heavy."
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