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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2006
Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2006
(search item no. 91048)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $11.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We continue down the primrose path of insinuating a substantial dollop of white wine —principally Grenache Blanc — into our typical blend of red varieties. Though not a technique practiced widely in Vin Gris' spiritual homeland of Provence, we find the addition of rich white wine adds some incremental gravity and seriousness without jeopardizing the final blend's personal and electrochemical vivacity — a quality critical in the perfect aperitif, or if one wishes to wash down a Salade Niçoise under the hot sun of St. Tropez.
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About Bonny Doon:

Based in Santa Cruz, heartland of New Age thinking and deferred transition to adulthood, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not-so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded by Randall Grahm in the bucolic hamlet of Bonny Doon, California, in 1983, we’re known for strikingly original wines made from lesser-known (though no less noble) grape varieties, the vinous Ugly Ducklings. Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark with pioneering work with Rhône varieties, innovative production techniques, and imaginative marketing that has, truth be told, sometimes been too clever by half. Since the adoption of biodynamic farming practices in 2004 and the radical slimming down of product portfolio and case production in 2006 (with a concomitant greater degree of focus and attention to detail), the wines evince a more complex expression of varietal character, a more noticeable sense of organization, and a greater degree of life-force.

Come visit our Tasting Room, located at 450 Highway 1, Davenport, CA, about 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. This is a wonderful intimate space that is the perfect venue to enjoy our doon-home wines, even if your home is perhaps Alpha Centauri. We’re here to serve mankind (wines that are out of this world).