A serious and sophisticated white blend, the Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc.
Sample submitted for review. The Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc has an SRP of $28 and is available for as low as $19. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. 508 cases produced.
From what far-flung, telic appellation might be dispatched a White Cigar? Le Cigare Blanc is the white analog of Le Cigare Volant, our flagship, named in honor of the cigar-shaped alien craft banned by decree of the village council of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A blend of 55% Grenache Blanc, 36% Roussanne and 9% Picpoul, this wine is a study in pome fruit — Asian pear and quince, with suggestions of honeydew, lime, blossom, and citrus rind.
Ingredients: Grapes, tartaric acid and sulfur dioxide. In the winemaking process, the following were utilized: indigenous yeast, yeast nutrients, bentonite, and French oak barrels.
The 2015 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc begins with a pleasing aroma of apple, citrus, melon, a bit of saltiness and a touch of spice. Taking a sip reveals a serious white wine with lots of layers and complexity. In the mouth the fruit turns tart and tropical with plenty of mineral notes and is wrapped up in a smooth, round and creamy mouthfeel. It ends dry and long. This is a wine to sip, savor and enjoy as it evolves in the glass, which is not something you always find in a white wine.
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