2015BonnyDoonRose2015 Bonny Doon Vineyard, Vin Gris de Cigare, Rose, Central Coast.
Randall Grahm again proves himself to be a master blender and craftsman with his beautiful and crisp UFO Pink, the Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigare 2015, it is one of best early releases of Rose I’ve tried so far and a very exciting wine. The Vin Gris de Cigare is a cuvee of many grapes including Grenache, both Noir and Blanc, Cinsault, Roussanne, Carignane, Marsanne and Counoise showing a chalky grip and lively acidity revealing stony citrus, pit fruit and watermelon along with mineral spice, lavender and tangy strawberry. The white varietals help with freshness, but also add body and mouth feel it seems making the Vin Gris de Cigare a complete and complex wine that will be a thrilling addition to your summer drinking lineup, it’s delicate salmon hue and light floral and flinty personality charms and seduces the senses, this is fun stuff that shows an underlying seriousness and style that seems to run through all of the latest Bonny Doon offerings, if you haven’t tasted Randall’s wines lately, you are missing out. The other Pink, the Proper Rose a blend of Tannat and Cabernet Franc, inspired by French Basque Irouleguy, is another Pink to enjoy over the coming year along with this one.
($21 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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