Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Red Rhone Blend

9.029 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, bramble, currant, cranberry and hints of oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, bramble, currant, cranberry and hints of oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Matt Sterr

Grenache , Syrah, Cinsault.

Grenache , Syrah, Cinsault.

Apr 9th, 2020
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
Chris Pham

hints of raspberries, cranberries, a tinge of bbq smoke. first time having Grenache, Cinsaut, & Syrah from Chateauneuf-du-Pape

hints of raspberries, cranberries, a tinge of bbq smoke. first time having Grenache, Cinsaut, & Syrah from Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Apr 25th, 2021
Dale Garrison

Pretty damn good! Needs airing but nice balance. WOW 1-4-21.

Pretty damn good! Needs airing but nice balance. WOW 1-4-21.

Mar 5th, 2021
Dawn E.

Rated previously! Nice Rhone blend style simple sipper!

Rated previously! Nice Rhone blend style simple sipper!

Feb 3rd, 2021
Dawn E.

Really nice blend of Grenache, Syrah & Cinsault! Picking up red cherries, raspberries, cranberries and a mild oak treatment, baking spices mild tobacco and earth!, Tannins are mild with a medium body. I would classify this as Old World; gorgeous flavors yet not in your face!

Really nice blend of Grenache, Syrah & Cinsault! Picking up red cherries, raspberries, cranberries and a mild oak treatment, baking spices mild tobacco and earth!, Tannins are mild with a medium body. I would classify this as Old World; gorgeous flavors yet not in your face!

Dec 29th, 2020
Scott Collier

Outstanding cuveé switching out the mourvedre for cinsault. I'm a long time fan of the prior blend and thrilled with this one. Especially at $20 for the bottle.

Outstanding cuveé switching out the mourvedre for cinsault. I'm a long time fan of the prior blend and thrilled with this one. Especially at $20 for the bottle.

Oct 24th, 2020
Mark

Incredibly floral smell & sip. More please! 👽

Incredibly floral smell & sip. More please! 👽

Oct 20th, 2020
Adam Beasley

Refreshing, bright, fresh cranberry/ strawberry juice cocktail.

Refreshing, bright, fresh cranberry/ strawberry juice cocktail.

Sep 27th, 2020