2005 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant
54 Ratings
54 Ratings
2005 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Successful indeed, silky ripe Grenache textures and aromatics of the Rhone. Great drive and stamina through the finish. Solid.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Not so dissimilar from our ’09 blend, wherein we have a slightly higher percentage of Syrah as compared to the historical norm; we’ve found that by including compensating levels of Cinsault and Carignane in the blend, we’ve been able to tame the extreme extraversion of the Syrah component. 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 açaí (too long in Santa Cruz?) and a bright acidity, with exceptional length.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 114