Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Red Rhone Blend

9.23 ratings
9.61 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The medium ruby colored wine gives off a fruity nose, a bit of a departure for Bonny Doon bottlings. The savory is not forgotten, but a healthy dose of raspberry, blackberry and red currant comes forward in unbridled fashion. On the palate, there's a tartness, but also a juicy acidity at play. To me, it drinks somewhat like a cru Beaujolais., only from Monterey County. The semi-lengthy finish carries the fruit well.

The medium ruby colored wine gives off a fruity nose, a bit of a departure for Bonny Doon bottlings. The savory is not forgotten, but a healthy dose of raspberry, blackberry and red currant comes forward in unbridled fashion. On the palate, there's a tartness, but also a juicy acidity at play. To me, it drinks somewhat like a cru Beaujolais., only from Monterey County. The semi-lengthy finish carries the fruit well.

1 person found it helpfulJul 29th, 2019
Eric I
9.1

Beaujolais characteristics

Beaujolais characteristics

Nov 20th, 2019
J. Kim
8.8

Genuine blueberry and lavender-inflected aroma, lots of energy and reserve as well. Iow-definition but highly enjoyable

Genuine blueberry and lavender-inflected aroma, lots of energy and reserve as well. Iow-definition but highly enjoyable

Oct 2nd, 2019