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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2008
Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2008
(search item no. 99966)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $11.99

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:

A blend of 58% Grenache, 18% Cinsault, 10% Roussanne, 7% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah and 3% Grenache Blanc.

Fresh and bright with a pale pink color and a soupcon of blue rose. Hints of wild strawberry, white cherry, apple blossom and the barest whiff of spearmint. Palate is quite dry and zesty with pale red fruits, blood orange citrus and a lean yet supple finish. Another excellent example of our skill with Rose, the 2008 has a greater quantity of Grenache than previously, yet it is the Cinsault and Roussane that really shine; adding complex notes of stone fruit and the nuanced texture of old vines. Delicious today but will develop added richness and aroma with an additional 6-12 months in the bottle.

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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).