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Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant Rouge

The Experience

Drink When...
You're flicking through the lonely hearts ads
Listen To...
I Got My Mind Set On You by James Ray
Think About...
He's the one!
Drink With...
Nothing - love is all you need

The Oddbins Take

Here at Oddbins, we like Randall Grahm, the winemaker at Bonny Doon and we think you’ll like him too. He’s like the lonely hearts ad that sticks out and makes you leap up, shouting “hang on, he sounds alright!” He has good taste in wine, good taste in art (like Oddbins, he has commissioned the work of leftfield illustrator Ralph Steadman). He’s got a GSOH and we think you WLTM him. Mr Grahm’s 2011 vintage of Le Cigare Volant is a lifted, bright and beautifully gamey wine with earthy, pomegranate overtones and is the perfect tonic for jaded lovers.

The Vital Statistics

Country
USA
Region
Central Coast
Classification
AVA California
Vintage
2010
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
14.5%
Alcohol Units
11

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£36.00

£36.00

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The Style

Grape
Grenache/Garnacha (60%), Shiraz/Syrah (31%), Mourvèdre (5%), Cinsault (4%)
Character
Leafy Herby, Oaked, Rich
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Based near Santa Cruz, California, the Bonny Doon vineyard was started by the innovative winemaker, Randall Grahm. Grahm was quickly nicknamed “The Rhone Ranger” for his fondness for using Rhone varietals. A typically quirky Californian winery, they have also embraced some obscure Italian grape varieties, screwcaps and biodynamic production, although le Cigare Volant 2011 isn’t made biodynamically. Grahm also commissioned some whacky labels from artists such as Gary Taxali and Ralph Steadman.