Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Blanc Roussanne Grenache Blanc

8.914 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Cyrus Limón

My kind of chardonnay. #notchardonnay

My kind of chardonnay. #notchardonnay

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2014
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

8.7

55% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc & 19% Picpoul Blanc. Waxy fruit coming through on the nose - underripe pear, green apple skin, wet slate and mineral backbone. Along with lots of herbs - thyme, dill, white pepper. Palate begins viscous, waxy, round.. finishing with a pucker of lemon grass and acidity that would be so superb if it wasn't for the extremely heavy alcohol burn that quickly stunts and smothers it. Can't get over the 14.5 ABV.

55% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc & 19% Picpoul Blanc. Waxy fruit coming through on the nose - underripe pear, green apple skin, wet slate and mineral backbone. Along with lots of herbs - thyme, dill, white pepper. Palate begins viscous, waxy, round.. finishing with a pucker of lemon grass and acidity that would be so superb if it wasn't for the extremely heavy alcohol burn that quickly stunts and smothers it. Can't get over the 14.5 ABV.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.5

A touch of salt and Bay laurel anchor a lacy perfume of yellow apple skin, pear, beeswax, and honeysuckle. Ample and silky-textured on the tongue with accents of toasted hazelnuts and almonds. The finish is all sage and sweetgrass, with a smack of Meyer lemon at the close. 12.7% abv (sample; disclosure: I worked for the winery during this vintage)

A touch of salt and Bay laurel anchor a lacy perfume of yellow apple skin, pear, beeswax, and honeysuckle. Ample and silky-textured on the tongue with accents of toasted hazelnuts and almonds. The finish is all sage and sweetgrass, with a smack of Meyer lemon at the close. 12.7% abv (sample; disclosure: I worked for the winery during this vintage)

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Evan Keaschuk

Big honey tropical fruit note, beeswax, and white flowers. Textured and bright acid. So well done

Big honey tropical fruit note, beeswax, and white flowers. Textured and bright acid. So well done

Mar 11th, 2016
Nicolas Montigelli

2011

Mar 18th, 2014
Rob Klbecka

2009-nice and clean

2009-nice and clean

Oct 19th, 2013
Kimberly Charles

In a word,DAMN! 56% Roussane 44% Grenache Blanc from Beeswax Vineyard in Arroyo Seco. Aged in glass demijohns with magnetic lees stirring. Beautifully Textured, aromas of honey, peach leather, hazelnuts, orange blossom, wet stone. $50 ABV 12.4%

In a word,DAMN! 56% Roussane 44% Grenache Blanc from Beeswax Vineyard in Arroyo Seco. Aged in glass demijohns with magnetic lees stirring. Beautifully Textured, aromas of honey, peach leather, hazelnuts, orange blossom, wet stone. $50 ABV 12.4%

Sep 18th, 2013
Dale Cruse

That Randall Grahm fella knows how to make some wine.

That Randall Grahm fella knows how to make some wine.

Aug 10th, 2013
Nicolas Bazinet

2010

Jul 6th, 2013