Red

2006 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • chatters wrote:

    October 13, 2019 - Splash decanted. Earthy, peppery, quite spicy in fact with meaty notes, a little herbaceous with pencil shavings, baked plums, spiced red berry jam. In the mouth it's savoury, peppery with a little charcuterie, alcohol warmth, slightly drying, grainy textured tannins, plummy fruit and a touch of chalky minerality but it's all a but flabby and unwieldy. I think 30 minutes in the fridge will help.
    Note - it did; lending a little freshness, taming a little alcohol warmth and softening the tannins (oddly) to a more leathery taste and texture. A bit of a drink up considering it's under screwcap.

  • petec-s Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 29, 2018 - Darker and more concentrated than previous vintages, altogether really rather good. Intense with deep nose and broad palate, lots of beautiful liquorice, firm finish and with some length. Bigger than expected, but undeniably excellent.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • umazz wrote: 82 points

    June 9, 2018 - off.

  • Red wine marathoner Likes this wine: 85 points

    November 18, 2017 - A slight bit past it’s prime Still smooth just aged.

  • JROBAZZI Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 20, 2017 - Tannins softened, very fresh and surprisingly powerful on the nose, ripe red fruit, spices, very good. No signs of decay, although it definitely seems to have reached its peak.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 Codes 769434103267, 769434623260

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 119 (31%)
  • Consumed 268 (69%)

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