2012 Le Cigare Volant
91 Points, James Suckling
"40 Wines That Changed The Way We Drink" - #28 - Food & Wine Magazine
This is a wine from an extremely cool and elegant vintage, and by all experience, should be a great prospect for development.
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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.
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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. 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.
“Great Wine" Winner - Slow Food's Slow Wine Awards | Silver - TexSom International Wine Awards | Silver - SF Chronicle Wine Competition
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
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.