Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend

8.9641 ratings
8.9133 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Pre-Covid vintage; what have these grapes of wrath provided unto us mere mortals? Pink and gold, excellent clarity. Strawberries in nose and mouth, hints of peach, apple, pear and lemon flavor, mineral finish. Acidity is fine; this ain’t watery to my palate, just “lightly flavored”. If you want a fruit-forward red fruit dominant Rosé, this is not your wine. Its charm is it’s different. Good for sipping, but not a great food wine, I’d think

Pre-Covid vintage; what have these grapes of wrath provided unto us mere mortals? Pink and gold, excellent clarity. Strawberries in nose and mouth, hints of peach, apple, pear and lemon flavor, mineral finish. Acidity is fine; this ain’t watery to my palate, just “lightly flavored”. If you want a fruit-forward red fruit dominant Rosé, this is not your wine. Its charm is it’s different. Good for sipping, but not a great food wine, I’d think

Sep 12th, 2021
Kristin the Wine Girl

Fresh, pretty and pink! Soft strawberries and roses. Sunny days below with this bottle.

Fresh, pretty and pink! Soft strawberries and roses. Sunny days below with this bottle.

Jul 7th, 2021
MaJ CappS

Whole clustered heartily agree with @Sharon B - totally watered down. No body. Just strawberry essence adrift in a sea of alcohol.

Whole clustered heartily agree with @Sharon B - totally watered down. No body. Just strawberry essence adrift in a sea of alcohol.

Jul 6th, 2021
Sharon B

Not a fan, not much flavor at all, seems watered down.

Not a fan, not much flavor at all, seems watered down.

May 15th, 2021
Michael Chelus

Cherry, strawberry, cream, raspberry, lemon and stone fruit. Great acidity and balance.

Cherry, strawberry, cream, raspberry, lemon and stone fruit. Great acidity and balance.

Apr 28th, 2021
Randy Fuller

The beautiful salmon-colored wine displays a nose of cherry, red currant and an herbal hint of spearmint. The palate has a zippy acidity - Grahm says zippier than in previous vintages - and an abundance of red fruit, a citrus peel angle and a touch of tanginess. Salads and seafood, sure, but even better if you’re having them on the deck and can afford to have a few more glasses after lunch.

The beautiful salmon-colored wine displays a nose of cherry, red currant and an herbal hint of spearmint. The palate has a zippy acidity - Grahm says zippier than in previous vintages - and an abundance of red fruit, a citrus peel angle and a touch of tanginess. Salads and seafood, sure, but even better if you’re having them on the deck and can afford to have a few more glasses after lunch.

Apr 14th, 2021
Randy Fuller

This pink wine’s nose is dominated by strawberry, melon and tropical notes. Graham says a suggestion of cassis and grapefruit is possibly a function of the cooler 2019 vintage. On the palate, the wine has heft, a discernible weight I don’t usually find in rosés. There is a creaminess, too, owing to the time it spent sitting on its expended yeast cells. The savory hallmarks of Graham’s wine’s shine through, but the fruit is the star. Despite the full mouthfeel, acidity is quite fine. The finish is lengthy and somewhat citrusy.

This pink wine’s nose is dominated by strawberry, melon and tropical notes. Graham says a suggestion of cassis and grapefruit is possibly a function of the cooler 2019 vintage. On the palate, the wine has heft, a discernible weight I don’t usually find in rosés. There is a creaminess, too, owing to the time it spent sitting on its expended yeast cells. The savory hallmarks of Graham’s wine’s shine through, but the fruit is the star. Despite the full mouthfeel, acidity is quite fine. The finish is lengthy and somewhat citrusy.

May 9th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Pale salmon. Ripe red berries, pit fruit, watermelon rind, dried herbs. Very savory

Pale salmon. Ripe red berries, pit fruit, watermelon rind, dried herbs. Very savory

Mar 29th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.

Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.

It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.

2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.

24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good!

Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.

Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.

It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.

2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.

24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good!

Dec 8th, 2019
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Extremely pale pink. Incisive red berry and citrus pith qualities on the nose, along with suave floral, spice and mineral flourishes. Lithe and sharply focused on the palate, offering tangy strawberry, red currant and orange zest flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Finishes dry and taut, with resonating florality and persistent red berry and mineral notes. This wine's blend of depth and finesse is pretty impressive, especially in light of its price. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019)

Extremely pale pink. Incisive red berry and citrus pith qualities on the nose, along with suave floral, spice and mineral flourishes. Lithe and sharply focused on the palate, offering tangy strawberry, red currant and orange zest flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Finishes dry and taut, with resonating florality and persistent red berry and mineral notes. This wine's blend of depth and finesse is pretty impressive, especially in light of its price. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 15th, 2019