2003 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • > California
Drink between 2007 - 2012
CT87.8 60 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • umazz wrote: (85 points)

    June 8, 2014 - too dense, too much of a fruit bomb, no finesse.

  • cdpdoug wrote:

    September 11, 2013 - The wine was a little thin although the structure did come though, however, the fruit was flat for a Grenache base wine.
    I was give this a 88 to 89


  • zheimer wrote: (84 points)

    January 4, 2013 - Belle couleur, petite trace d'évolution. nez de caoutchouc comme certain vins d'affique du sud. Très bizard. En bouche le caoutchouc est encore présent. Déception pour ce vin.

  • ucbeau wrote:

    September 2, 2012 - Popped and poured. Beautiful wine, all the flavors were integrating nicely and the sense of balance is perhaps what impressed me the most. Smooth, rich, yet with excellent tannin and acidity to contrast. The bouquet was filled with notes of black fruit, tobacco, dried mint, eucalyptus, coffee, and soil. A fascinating expression of California grape climates. The mouthfeel had a sense of intense depth that I appreciated, and the darker flavors seemed to fit this wine like a glove. Wish I'd bought more.

  • chatters wrote:

    March 8, 2012 - Bonny Doon Vineyard Masterclass (Fix St. James, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney): Nose farmyard funk, medium minus intensity, sulphur, leather, bacon, toast, vegetal, rubber, slight fruit more red over black
    Mouth Medium plus acid with savoury and juicy subdued red and black fruit, slight pepper and spice, medium plus alcohol (which is balanced but warm), medium everything else. Long finish. Lovely.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/24/2009 (link)

    (Bonny Doon, Le Cigare Volant California Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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    November/December 2007, Issue #135 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/21/2007 (link) 84 points

    (Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant) Dark red color; focused sweet cherry and vanilla nose with a hint of pepper; tight yet, cherry, red fruit palate with firm tannins, not very interesting

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Le Cigare Volant
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California
  • UPC Code 769434103267

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 169 (41%)
  • Consumed 244 (59%)

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