Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend

8.9560 ratings
8.9118 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache Blend
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

A solid rosé, enjoyable each vintage.

A solid rosé, enjoyable each vintage.

Jun 14th, 2019
Ellen Clifford

I cannot get enough word play. Especially as it pertains to wine, French Stuff, and outer space. Although I’d like Uranus jokes over UFO ones. That joke wrote itself only because I also adore alliteration. Ahem. Anyway this homage to Chateauneuf de Pape’s refusal to allow UFOs in its terroir (I don’t let them in mine either, honestly) is ever so transparent in what is in it, ever so zing pow wow, but shhhhhh chillout sweet babygirl that I am now a Bonny Doon convert. I wish I could say I was more than a half glass in writing this but you can blame to wordplay/slight tawdry-ness/silliness on...me. And the following tasting notes don’t do anything to actually explain this wine. Less than the prior paragraph anyway. But know it is more than the sum of its parts. But! If you want tech:
Appearance: pale pink. Nose of red fruits of all types, Whole Foods bulk section and a new fountain perhaps in a cheeky avant- garde art garden. Tongue: dry, medium acid, medium alcohol (whoops it’s 13.5!) body is silky and neatly suede-y. You’ll taste bright underripe strawberries, overripe raspberries, maybe an iris or so and something mineral and also green let’s call it pussywillows just to keep me thematically on track. Finish is medium plus with a hint of candied fruit punch.

I cannot get enough word play. Especially as it pertains to wine, French Stuff, and outer space. Although I’d like Uranus jokes over UFO ones. That joke wrote itself only because I also adore alliteration. Ahem. Anyway this homage to Chateauneuf de Pape’s refusal to allow UFOs in its terroir (I don’t let them in mine either, honestly) is ever so transparent in what is in it, ever so zing pow wow, but shhhhhh chillout sweet babygirl that I am now a Bonny Doon convert. I wish I could say I was more than a half glass in writing this but you can blame to wordplay/slight tawdry-ness/silliness on...me. And the following tasting notes don’t do anything to actually explain this wine. Less than the prior paragraph anyway. But know it is more than the sum of its parts. But! If you want tech:
Appearance: pale pink. Nose of red fruits of all types, Whole Foods bulk section and a new fountain perhaps in a cheeky avant- garde art garden. Tongue: dry, medium acid, medium alcohol (whoops it’s 13.5!) body is silky and neatly suede-y. You’ll taste bright underripe strawberries, overripe raspberries, maybe an iris or so and something mineral and also green let’s call it pussywillows just to keep me thematically on track. Finish is medium plus with a hint of candied fruit punch.

Apr 18th, 2019
Meg Herring

Quite high acidity, which I really enjoyed. A very nice choice for food. Would be great with light cheeses.

Quite high acidity, which I really enjoyed. A very nice choice for food. Would be great with light cheeses.

Mar 26th, 2019
Michael Chelus

Cherry, lemon curd, peach, strawberry, cream, raspberry and limestone. Great acidity and balance.

Cherry, lemon curd, peach, strawberry, cream, raspberry and limestone. Great acidity and balance.

Mar 17th, 2019
Randy Fuller

The ‘18 Vin Gris de Cigare is very pale pink in the glass, quite lovely in fact. The nose shows red fruit and a light floral note with a savory mineral edge. The palate displays cherries and apples, with a very light and creamy mouthfeel, yet with a wonderful acidity.

The ‘18 Vin Gris de Cigare is very pale pink in the glass, quite lovely in fact. The nose shows red fruit and a light floral note with a savory mineral edge. The palate displays cherries and apples, with a very light and creamy mouthfeel, yet with a wonderful acidity.

Mar 15th, 2019
Randy Fuller

Vin Gris De Cigare’s nose offers tart aromas, stemmy strawberries, raspberries and apricots. The palate is riper, but still not a fruit bomb by any stretch. Acidity is at just about the perfect balance between food-friendly and sipping. I can't wait to have it with a ham sandwich - that's my post-Thanksgiving leftover favorite. It's a blend of red and white Rhône varieties, btw.

Vin Gris De Cigare’s nose offers tart aromas, stemmy strawberries, raspberries and apricots. The palate is riper, but still not a fruit bomb by any stretch. Acidity is at just about the perfect balance between food-friendly and sipping. I can't wait to have it with a ham sandwich - that's my post-Thanksgiving leftover favorite. It's a blend of red and white Rhône varieties, btw.

Oct 23rd, 2018
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9.0

Brilliant onion skin. Vibrant red berry, peach and blood orange aromas are complemented by suave floral, fennel and mineral notes. Silky and energetic on the palate, showing seamless texture and subtly sweet strawberry, white peach and melon flavors that firm up and become spicier on the back half. Weighty but dry and gripping; the long, floral-tinged finish leaves a hint of succulent herbs behind. I'd love to throw this complex, uncompromising wine into a blind tasting of pink Bandols. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018)

Brilliant onion skin. Vibrant red berry, peach and blood orange aromas are complemented by suave floral, fennel and mineral notes. Silky and energetic on the palate, showing seamless texture and subtly sweet strawberry, white peach and melon flavors that firm up and become spicier on the back half. Weighty but dry and gripping; the long, floral-tinged finish leaves a hint of succulent herbs behind. I'd love to throw this complex, uncompromising wine into a blind tasting of pink Bandols. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018)

Jun 20th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, slate and hints of peach. Great acidity and balance.

Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, slate and hints of peach. Great acidity and balance.

Jun 10th, 2018
Maggie Harrison

delicious as always.

delicious as always.

Jun 1st, 2018
John Howard

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8.9

White Peach, nectarine, watermelon, cotton candy, flintstones vitamins, white pepper, rose with stems. Medium to full palate with medium + acidity.

White Peach, nectarine, watermelon, cotton candy, flintstones vitamins, white pepper, rose with stems. Medium to full palate with medium + acidity.

Aug 14th, 2017