2005 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • > California
Drink between 2007 - 2009
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • HStaal wrote: (84 points)

    August 18, 2010 - Bought as cooking wine but still OK; OK – off dry to medium; clear golden colour; medium body and finish; florally peach flavours

  • Winegirl1959 wrote: (89 points)

    May 8, 2010 - Yummy, wish it wasn't my last bottle of le Cigare Blanc!

  • iByron wrote: (85 points)

    May 31, 2009 - Color (5/5): nice hearty gold. Nose (11/15) was somewhat light, but the glassware was bad and I believe the wine was served too cold (straight from the refrigerator). Score compensates a bit due the palate (13/20) which had good peachy floral flavors and firm acidity, and a nice long finish of canned peaches(!) after a good full mouthfeel. As the wine warmed up, the fruit-floral notes naturally expanded. Very well done white Rhône style that's clearly Californian. May even show some small development over the next couple of years (6/10).

  • BSpdx wrote: (87 points)

    June 22, 2008 - A solid effort from Bonny Doon if not exactly my style of white wine. Light nose with an odd mix of floral and petrol elements. Definite lemon/lime pie upfront, followed by pear and peach notes and then finishes a little bitter and a touch off balance. This is medium bodied without alot of acidity and I would recommend to someone who likes Chardonay but is looking to branch out a little.

  • mdstenner wrote: (89 points)

    May 3, 2008 - Drank with Randall at the Philbrook Wine Experience last night. White peach and orchard blossoms dominate the nose, and the palate is built upon a beautiful mineral streak that intensifies with air. Medium-bodied, with a rich mouthfeel.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation Le Cigare Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California
  • UPC Code 769434128239

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  • In Cellars 17 (28%)
  • Consumed 44 (72%)

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