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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc 2007
Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc 2007
(search item no. 102907)
green wine
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale gold color with green-gold highlights, rich aromas of beeswax, lavender, quince and cardamom lead to a mouthful of Asian pear, quince and wild fennel with a distinctive note of minerals on the mid-palate. Silky in texture and perfectly balanced, the 2007 Le Cigare Blanc has a long, savory, satisfying finish. Its unique flavors will pair exceptionally well with fresh swordfish, lobster and roast turkey.

Varietal Blend: 64% roussanne, 36% grenache blanc

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About Bonny Doon Vineyard:

Bonny Doon Vineyard is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the tiny hamlet of Bonny Doon. The winery was founded in 1983 by the Grahm family. Randall Grahm, Winemaker and President-for-Life of Bonny Doon Vineyard, was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and attended Uncle Charlie's Summer Camp, excuse me, the prestigious University of California at Santa Cruz, where he was a permanent Liberal Arts major. A complete and insufferable wine fanatic, he returned to the University of California at Davis to complete a degree in viticulture in 1979. Grahm is known as the "Rhone Ranger" for his pioneering work in the popularization of Rhone and Provencal varieties in California. Bonny Doon produces an array of such favorites as: Vin Gris de Cigare (thinking person's pink wine), Le Sophiste (Roussanne/Marsanne melange), Clos de Gilroy (young, fruity Grenache), Le Cigare Volant (Cryptoneuf-du-Pape), Garnacha (the strong Pink Wine), and a dramatically intense Muscat "Vin de Glaciere" (wine of the icebox).