Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Volant Red Rhone Blend

9.035 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, bramble, currant, cranberry and hints of oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, bramble, currant, cranberry and hints of oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Matt Sterr

Grenache , Syrah, Cinsault.

Grenache , Syrah, Cinsault.

Apr 9th, 2020
Randy Fuller

The medium ruby colored wine gives off a fruity nose, a bit of a departure for Bonny Doon bottlings. The savory is not forgotten, but a healthy dose of raspberry, blackberry and red currant comes forward in unbridled fashion. On the palate, there's a tartness, but also a juicy acidity at play. To me, it drinks somewhat like a cru Beaujolais., only from Monterey County. The semi-lengthy finish carries the fruit well.

The medium ruby colored wine gives off a fruity nose, a bit of a departure for Bonny Doon bottlings. The savory is not forgotten, but a healthy dose of raspberry, blackberry and red currant comes forward in unbridled fashion. On the palate, there's a tartness, but also a juicy acidity at play. To me, it drinks somewhat like a cru Beaujolais., only from Monterey County. The semi-lengthy finish carries the fruit well.

2 people found it helpfulJul 29th, 2019
Dawn E.

Rated previously. Gorgeous magenta color! Costco find! Great price for this with some age on it! Really enjoying it's evolution. Characteristic of iron ore and earth...very nice

Rated previously. Gorgeous magenta color! Costco find! Great price for this with some age on it! Really enjoying it's evolution. Characteristic of iron ore and earth...very nice

Feb 10th, 2022
Vasanth Balakrishnan

CdP-inspired cuvée from #montereycounty. While the southern Rhône may have been their target, the bright red fruit aroma, lovely floral notes on the nose plus crunchy red fruit, bright tartness and medium bodied palate do indeed invoke Cru Beaujolais; agree with @Randy Fuller there. Strong QPR from Costco @ ~$14 presented in a graceful red blend.

CdP-inspired cuvée from #montereycounty. While the southern Rhône may have been their target, the bright red fruit aroma, lovely floral notes on the nose plus crunchy red fruit, bright tartness and medium bodied palate do indeed invoke Cru Beaujolais; agree with @Randy Fuller there. Strong QPR from Costco @ ~$14 presented in a graceful red blend.

Jan 21st, 2022
Neil Blaze

Fresh, lively red fruits. Notes of cherry and cranberry on the palate and the nose. A bit of earthiness as well. The large dollop of cinsaut contributed to the brightness of the fruit flavors. 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsaut, 13% Syrah. 7/4/22.

Fresh, lively red fruits. Notes of cherry and cranberry on the palate and the nose. A bit of earthiness as well. The large dollop of cinsaut contributed to the brightness of the fruit flavors. 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsaut, 13% Syrah. 7/4/22.

Oct 26th, 2021
S T
9.3

Red berries mixed with cherries supported by structured tannins in a medium body. The finish is not lengthy, but who cares? This is a solid blend!

Red berries mixed with cherries supported by structured tannins in a medium body. The finish is not lengthy, but who cares? This is a solid blend!

Sep 11th, 2021
vinokeeno

2018 vintage. Gets that little lift on the finish from the Mourvèdre that vaults this wine to a 9.2. Reminiscent of a few of the late ‘80’s/early 90’s vintages. A keeper. Need to cellar 3-4 bottles to trot out in 15-20 years.

2018 vintage. Gets that little lift on the finish from the Mourvèdre that vaults this wine to a 9.2. Reminiscent of a few of the late ‘80’s/early 90’s vintages. A keeper. Need to cellar 3-4 bottles to trot out in 15-20 years.

Aug 20th, 2021
Chris Pham

hints of raspberries, cranberries, a tinge of bbq smoke, very light bodied. first time having Grenache, Cinsaut, & Syrah from Chateauneuf-du-Pape

hints of raspberries, cranberries, a tinge of bbq smoke, very light bodied. first time having Grenache, Cinsaut, & Syrah from Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Apr 25th, 2021
Dale Garrison

Pretty damn good! Needs airing but nice balance. WOW 1-4-21.

Pretty damn good! Needs airing but nice balance. WOW 1-4-21.

Mar 5th, 2021