Bonny Doon, Le Cigare Volant, California, USA, 2020

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Tasted by: Amy Wislocki
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 03 Oct 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2026
This Californian blend of red Rhône varieties includes almost a third Cinsault for the first time, co-fermented with the 24% Syrah. They're a perfect match for each other – the Cinsault fresh and fruity, and the Syrah more powerful, tannic and spicy. This is deeply flavoured, with plump dark cherry berry fruit, spice and tobacco hints. Generous and open, but with elegance – one of the most exciting reds on the Tesco shelves. The white is also delicious.
Bonny Doon, Le Cigare Volant, California, USA, 2020
Producer
Bonny Doon
Brand
Le Cigare Volant
Vintage
2020
Wine Type
Still
Colour
Red
Country
USA
Region
California
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
13.50%
Grapes
24% Syrah / Shiraz
42% Grenache