The 2019 Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare opens with typical rose notes: wild strawberry, peach, guava, and rhubarb and a very discreet scent of white pepper. The wine has a wonderful creaminess and length on the palate in virtue due to the practice of leaving the wine post-fermentation on its lees to great effect.
Blend: 79% Grenache, 5% Grenache Gris, 5% Grenache Blanc, 5% Vermentino, 3% Cinsault, 1.5% Picpoul, 1.5% Clairette Blanche
WW 92 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The Bonny Doon Vineyard Vin Gris de Cigar is literally, "The Pink Wine of the Earth." This iconic wine is one of the best in the genre of rosé wines. The 2019 vintage is one of the winery's best to date. TASTING NOTES: This is a beautiful and real wine. Its classic and attractive aromas and flavors of dried earth and red berries stay long and crisp on the palate. Enjoy it with a selection of cheeses, deli meats, and pâtés. (Tasted: April 11, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
WE 92 Wine Enthusiast
Light raspberry, delicate cotton candy, brisk melon and a hint of citrus show on the nose of this pale rosé. There's a great zip and tense texture to the sip, where ash and talc flavors meet with rounded red plum, strawberry and watermelon, all sliced by strong acidity. Best Buy.