45 Ratings
Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Fresh and bright with a pale pink/salmon color reminiscent of a of Côtes de Provence Rosé or perhaps even a Vin Gris from Burgundy. Hints of wild strawberry, white cherry, apple blossom, and the barest whiff of spearmint. Palate is quite dry and zesty with pale red fruits, blood orange, citrus and a lean yet supple finish. But what is most compelling about the wine is its elegance. We deployed far less skin contact than in years past, and in this instance, less is truly more. Delicious today but will develop added richness and aroma with an additional 6-12 months of bottle age.

Winemaker's Notes

It occurs to me that there is more than the obvious oxymoron in the locution "serious pink wine." I am put in mind of the modern state of American politics. The pink wine dilemma might be considered the inverse of that of politicians running for higher office. On the one hand, we demand a certain gravitas, seriousness of purpose from our elected officials, but who among us could stomach the shenanigans inherent in the process of getting elected? With pink wine, an immensely focussed, vigilant, ve...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Crisp and lively, exhibiting a delicate pink hue and juicy flavors of watermelon and strawberry, with hints of spice and mineral. Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Cinsault. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.- Tim Fish