2019 Bonny Doon Vineyards, “Le Cigare Blanc”, Central Coast, California, USA


2 in stock


Roving Sommelier is passionate about premium quality wines. Randall Graham of Bonny Doon Vineyards is many wine lovers’ favourite Californian vigneron and has developed a fine reputation and cult status internationally, especially with connoisseurs of iconic North American vineyards and lovers of Rhône style grapes.

Established in 1983, over the years, Randall has pioneered Rhône varietals and other esoteric wine styles with great passion and is part of an original, Californian-based group of vintners known as “The Rhône Rangers”, who have championed grapes such as Syrah, Grenache. Mourvèdre, Carignan, Roussanne, and Viognier, amongst others. He first came onto my wine radar back in the day in the mid-1990s when I was head sommelier at Oxo Tower Restaurant in London. I’ve loved his quirky Rhône-inspired wine gems ever since.

This highly aromatic, fragrant, and complex white wine is inspired by the great white blends of the Old World and is the white version of Bonny Doon’s iconic red “Le Cigare Volant”. Best enjoyed lightly chilled and in a convivial atmosphere.

Alcohol: 13.5% abv (75cl)

Closure: Screwcap

Grape varieties: 46% Grenache Blanc; 34% Vermentino; 20% Clairette Blanc

Flavour Profile: Dry, Highly aromatic, Stone fruits, Tropical, Beeswax, Complex, Fresh acidity.