Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare
40 Ratings
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40 Ratings
Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare

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

Vin Gris de Cigare 2002 MARSANNE ATTACKS! the palate in a very gentle fashion and we’ve included a generous dollop of it in this classic southern French inspired cuvée. Our ’02 Vin Gris is an exercise in the usual refreshingly fruity aromatics that one typically finds in a proper pink – strawberry and rose with perhaps a subliminal suggestion of linden flower and lime blossom. There is a wonderful creaminess and sophistication to this year’s pink.

Vin Gris de Cigare 2002 MARSANNE ATTACKS! the palate in a very gentle fashion and we’ve included a generous dollop of it in this classic southern French inspired cuvée. Our ’02 Vin Gris is an exercise in the usual refreshingly fruity aromatics that one typically finds in a proper pink – strawberry and rose with perhaps a subliminal suggestion of linden flower and lime blossom. There is a wonderful creaminess and sophistication to this year’s pink.

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    Blend of 5 grapes... Extremely good rosé, It's a good balanced of fruit/mineral/acidic/ mellow with smooth edges, strawberry palate combined with soft vanilla cream. ... Light notes of forest and red fruit. It's complex, very complex but very balanced.

    about 2 years
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    Fun times.. Bonnie doon dude

    4 months
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