Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend

9.032 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache Blend
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9.1

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
David Shaw

Everyone’s favorite wine from a vineyard visited by aliens, or was that balloonists? Yellow-salmon pink, excellent clarity. Strawberry note in nose. Strawberry followed by tart lemon flavors and minerality, slight skin astringency, dry. Banana-like aftertaste that evolves into lemon-grapefruit flavors. Sippable but plenty of acidity for food.

Everyone’s favorite wine from a vineyard visited by aliens, or was that balloonists? Yellow-salmon pink, excellent clarity. Strawberry note in nose. Strawberry followed by tart lemon flavors and minerality, slight skin astringency, dry. Banana-like aftertaste that evolves into lemon-grapefruit flavors. Sippable but plenty of acidity for food.

Jul 13th, 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
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
Meredith Hu

Fresh peach, strawberry, and lemon curd. Medium minus acidity.

Fresh peach, strawberry, and lemon curd. Medium minus acidity.

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2019
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9.1

Lithe and intensely perfumed, this graceful California Rosé exhibits racy red berry and citrus fruit character, while showing surprising power given its light weight feel. Floral and mineral notes add complexity and drive a very long, sharply delineated finish. $16.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019)

Lithe and intensely perfumed, this graceful California Rosé exhibits racy red berry and citrus fruit character, while showing surprising power given its light weight feel. Floral and mineral notes add complexity and drive a very long, sharply delineated finish. $16.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019)

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2019
Charlie Tapp

Great value.

Great value.

Oct 11th, 2019
Rachel Slowey

Patrick Venable brought for us poolside it was very good!

Patrick Venable brought for us poolside it was very good!

Sep 22nd, 2019
Susan Hellman

Hey, it’s Bonnie Doon Cigare, of course it’s great. But the red is better. This has a different aftertaste/flavor than a regular rose. Very nice.

Hey, it’s Bonnie Doon Cigare, of course it’s great. But the red is better. This has a different aftertaste/flavor than a regular rose. Very nice.

Sep 21st, 2019