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Tasting Notes


Wine maroon.


At first acquaintance with wine discern shades of raspberry jam, rose petals and black licorice, followed by a more distinct mineral and spicy taste.


Bright fruit and floral notes in this wine contrasted with darker, more serious basis.


The wine goes well with grilled lamb, coq au vin, venison dishes with Provencal herbs, steak and salmon on the grill.

Interesting Facts

Bonnie Doon Vineyards manufacturer Wynyard located in California, whose climate and soil resemble Sredizemnorskoe coast than Bordeaux or Burgundy. Production owns Randall Graham, known for his unusual biography and non-trivial approach to winemaking. As a student, he started an apprenticeship Graham harvest wine warehouse, where he tried a variety of unique French wines. Obsessed with the idea to make the best American wine from Pinot Noir, it acquires land in the mountains of Santa Cruz, which local nicknamed Bonnie Doon. Although Graham's dream was not to be realized, as all his attempts failed, he soon plants this site different varieties of grapes, from which later turned out the most unusual and eccentric wines.
The first wine, which brought success Graham - Le Cigar Volant (ie, a "flying cigar" in French). It got its name because of the incident with the airship, which once stood in the sky over vineyards Chateauneuf du Pape (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and was mistaken for a UFO frightened residents. Probably "flying cigar" made a strong impression, and in 1954 a law was passed prohibiting the flight and landing of any equipment was over this village in the Rhone Valley.
For the manufacture of Le Cigar Volant vintage carried out separately by species, as well as fermentation. Fermented in open oak barrels or stainless steel tanks. Wine is aged 15 months in oak barrels, 25% of which are replaced each year. Vintage 2004 is particularly contrast (after fresh floral notes of be pronounced earthy flavor), which looks more like vintages of Le Cigar Volant mid-80s and early 90s. A total of 6140 boxes produced this wine.



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