Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2008

Rose from California

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Item No. 99966
  • pink & rosé
  • screw cap wine
Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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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.

Learn About Bonny Doon Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Rose

Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...

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