2021 Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare Rose California, USA (750ml)
Just about 12% of this Vin Gris is composed of traditional white Rhone varieties which add a surprising richness and foundation to this wine. The balance derives from the varieties included in our Rhone blend, Le Cigare Volant, and our Central Coast Syrah. We obtain juice from these grapes via saigner, or bleeding, a modest volume of our freshly processed grenache, syrah, cinsault and mourvedre. By bleeding a small amount of juice off our red musts, we concentrate the flavor and color in the red components. The juice which is bled off is delicately pale in color, though effusively perfumed of the fruit, floral and botanical essences of the grape from which it is extracted. There is no more sublimely delicious fermenting wine to taste than a clean rose. Only as the wine approaches dryness do the savory and spicy elements so critical to tonal and spatial completeness of the wine appear.
#54 TOP 100 BEST BUY 2022. Crisp aromas of melon, peach and rose petal are doused in an engaging tinge of fresh lime on the nose of this bottling. The palate is very approachable with ripe peach and melon flavors that aren't shy.
- Wine Enthusiast, 90 pts.
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