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63 Ratings
Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Central Coast

Wine Description

Juicy and precise on entry...offering pliant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that show a gently sweet character. Cured meat and licorice nuances build on the persistent finish, which features gentle tannins and an echo of sweet dark fruits.

Expert Reviews
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  • Planet Grape
    (2011 Vintage) Chewy, ripe and meaty with notes of boysenberry, wild cherry, osso buco and mushroom.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 84, May/June 1999 Deep red. Highly nuanced nose of crushed raspberry and blackberry, game, woodsmoke and pungent minerals. Supple and mellow in the mouth, but fresh and snappy. Ripe flavor of bitter chocolate. Thicker and deeper than the '96. Firm acid and tannin backbone. Juicy, building flavors of crunchy berries on the finish. I would have picked this blind as a Southern Rhone wine.
  • Robert Parker
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 114
  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/97