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2012 Le Cigare Volant
Wine Specs
39% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 2% Cinsault
Central Coast
Vineyard Designation
33% Del Barba, 18% Bien Nacido, 17% Alta Loma, 11% Ventana, 7% Rancho Solo, 6% Enea, 5% Alamo Creek, 2% Woock and 1% Spanish Springs
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5.6 g/L
10-15 years from release (June 2016)
Alcohol %
Planet Grape

2012 Le Cigare Volant

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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Wine Profile
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."
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.
Production Notes
4,000 cases
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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