Bonny Doon Vineyard

Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Grenache Blend

8.928 ratings
8.87 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
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
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
"Odedi"

This is a nice Rosé from Central Coast. Light peach in color and easy drinking with lots of fruit notes.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Dry on the palate and nicely balanced.

Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, light strawberries, peaches, apricots and minerals.

A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Good by itself or with food. Exactly what you want from a Rosé by the pool.

A blend of Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Cinsault, Picpoul and Clairette Blanche.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$16.

This is a nice Rosé from Central Coast. Light peach in color and easy drinking with lots of fruit notes.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Dry on the palate and nicely balanced.

Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, light strawberries, peaches, apricots and minerals.

A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Good by itself or with food. Exactly what you want from a Rosé by the pool.

A blend of Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Cinsault, Picpoul and Clairette Blanche.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$16.

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2020
Michael Chelus

Cherry, strawberry, cream, raspberry, lemon candy, watermelon and slate. Great acidity and balance.

Cherry, strawberry, cream, raspberry, lemon candy, watermelon and slate. Great acidity and balance.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2020
Ray Vanderhoff

Primarily Grenache (79%) with small amounts of Six other grapes. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, peach, melon, tropical fruits and dusty earth. There is also a hint of brioche and a very creamy texture (lees contact?). Touch of pepper spice on the finish. Bright acidity. Refreshing.

Primarily Grenache (79%) with small amounts of Six other grapes. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, peach, melon, tropical fruits and dusty earth. There is also a hint of brioche and a very creamy texture (lees contact?). Touch of pepper spice on the finish. Bright acidity. Refreshing.

Jun 9th, 2022
Jean

Good wine. Light and fruity but sweet. Peachy berry

Good wine. Light and fruity but sweet. Peachy berry

Feb 3rd, 2022
Amanda Burton

Really good but maybe a little too… fruity? I did like it, though.

Really good but maybe a little too… fruity? I did like it, though.

Aug 14th, 2021
Elissa Norris

Not for me… Taste is a mixture of slightly watered down but of bitter dry alcohol, a taste I equate to a $5-8 rose so expected a tad more at it’s price point. It’s questionably a bit sour ( but in that questionably spoiled, not fruity, way)honestly not sure where all the fruit elements others mentioned are? Grapefruit Maaybe, berries of any type, NO. (2019 vintage)

Not for me… Taste is a mixture of slightly watered down but of bitter dry alcohol, a taste I equate to a $5-8 rose so expected a tad more at it’s price point. It’s questionably a bit sour ( but in that questionably spoiled, not fruity, way)honestly not sure where all the fruit elements others mentioned are? Grapefruit Maaybe, berries of any type, NO. (2019 vintage)

Aug 13th, 2021