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2012 Le Cigare Volant - en magnum (1.5L)
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
39% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 2% Cinsault
Appellation
Central Coast
TA
5.6 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
10-15 years from release (June 2016)
Alcohol %
13.5
Planet Grape
90

2012 Le Cigare Volant - en magnum (1.5L)

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A beautiful wine-dark, mulberry color, and a first nose of dark, cool loamy earth with suggestions of raspberries, Damson plums and cherry/chocolate. On the palate, it is sleek and racy with a lively acidity, very soft tannins and great persistence. 

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SKU: CVN12D

A worthy successor to the ’11, though perhaps slightly less muscular, but conversely, incrementally more elegant. We have gotten particularly adept in allowing for the expression of a wonderful savoriness in Cigare, and a pretty nice mastery of tannins. Recent vintages seem to show more structure than years past, and we are convinced that this vintage will be capable of very long ageing.

Wine Profile
Ratings
90 POINTS, PLANET GRAPE: "Medium+ body with very fine texture, a generous, juicy finish and intense notes of dark plum skin and herb. Decant/Aerate."
Awards
Silver - TexSom International Wine Awards | Silver - SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
Grenache adds rich black fruit flavors and a discreet spiciness. Syrah is principally sourced from Bien Nacido vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, which produces the closest analogue we have found to a Northern Rhône Syrah—tannic and meaty in the lower registers; peppery, fruitful and delicately floral in the top, all the while showing great balance and harmony. A select group of non-irrigated, centenarian Contra Costa vineyards continues to provide Mourvèdre for Cigare. A touch of Cinsault provides a very particular fragrance of flowers and aromatic herbs.
Winemaker Notes
A beautiful wine-dark, mulberry color, and a first nose of dark, cool loamy earth with suggestions of raspberries, Damson plums and cherry/chocolate. On the palate, it is sleek and racy with a lively acidity, very soft tannins and great persistence. This is a wine from an extremely cool and elegant vintage, and by all experience, should be a great prospect for very long ageing and development.
Other Notes
Ingredients: Grapes, sulfur, and tartaric acid. In the winemaking process, the following were utilized: indigenous yeast, yeast nutrient, and French oak chips, and copper sulfate.
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