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2006 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc California
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About Bonny Doon Vineyard

Iconoclast Randall Grahm made his name as one of the original Rhône Rangers in California. When he purchased land in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the early ‘80s his dream was actually to develop great American Pinot Noir. This feat temporarily eluded him, but what he developed was a knack for lesser-grown, Mediterranean varieties.

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2006 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc California

Producer: Bonny Doon Vineyard
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($22; 75% grenache blanc and 24% roussanne) Light yellow. A complex bouquet displays nectarine, dried pear and yellow plum scents, along with subtle anise and floral qualities. Dried fruit flavors are firmed by dusty minerals, picking up a hint of warmth on the back end. A snap of tangy minerality keeps things in check and helps to carry the finish. This will be great with lighter meat or fish dishes, and I'd drink it on the young side.

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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