48 Ratings
Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare Rose

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Wine Description

(2015 Vintage) The ’15 Vin Gris is the latest in a succession of stylistically very consistent vintages. Please note that in our modern world, one must never, ever, make anything like a health claim for an alcoholic beverage. So, no, I’m not saying that the Vin Gris has a calmative effect on jangled nerves, nor that it creates an immense feeling of well-being almost immediately upon just scenting it, even before the first sip. (Though it does smell an awful lot like any of the sundry tisanes (tilleul, eglantine) that will definitely do you some good. As a proper vin gris, the wine sees but a minimum of skin contact; its perfume thus is subtle, haunting, not vulgar or tawdry, like some of the louche rosés de la nuit. Enfin, this wine is all about elegance and restraint. Rosehips, fraises de bois, citrus rind, with a wonderfully austere stony finish.

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  • Planet Grape
    (2013 Vintage) Pale, delicate, silky and bone dry with notes of raspberry, dried peach, browning pork and cured meats.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2009 Vintage) Pale salmon-skin color. High-pitched aromas of orange peel, pink grapefruit and herbs, with a subtle floral quality adding complexity. Dry, nervy red berry and citrus flavors are underscored by a dusty, stony quality and show a refreshingly bitter edge. Quite grown-up in style, finishing with good spine and cut. I'd have guessed this was from Provence
  • Wine Spectator
    (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