Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2018
In cool years the Grenache is enormously pretty and fragrant. This was the first year of production for the Cinsault and it was thinned multiple times both for enhanced concentration and evenness of ripening. The cooler climate gives the Cinsault a wonderful articulation of flavor, but what is most noteworthy is the fact that the winemaker was able to coferment the Cinsault with Syrah. Something magical happens when Syrah and Cinsault marry; the healthy tannin titer from the Syrah seems to give more structure to the Cinsault, helps to stabilize color. The spicy, locirice component from the Syrah is a perfect foil to the Griotte cherry derived from the Cinsault.
Rated TOP 100 (no. 19 of 2019) by Wine Enthusiast with 93 points!