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Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Central Coast
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Wine Description

Pair this racey red with a bloomsdale spinach salad in a sherry vinaigrette garnished with carpaccio of tuna or beef. Speaking of beef, a rare steak in any number of variations (tri-tip, hanger, New York, filet) would be quite delish. But more exotic fare such as chicken tikka masala or Tandoori lamb chops will also work wonderfully well. While the zesty ‘06 is excellent right now, aging it for 2-3 more years would be all to the good.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2003 Vintage) A little bit of a stylistic departure for Bonny Doon. Since I have been hanging out with Patrick Ducournau, I have learned the mantra: "I will fear no tannin." Cigare has always been fruit-driven (in the Australian parlance) and usually has had the soft, plush texture of the upholstery one finds in a vintage Citroën. We have upped the ante and given the wine a little more grip, more conjones, if you will. I think that in doing so, we have enchanced this Cigares ability to age. Varietal compositio...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/90
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/88
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/89
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.