Le Cigare Volant 2019, Bonny Doon Vineyard
“In 1954, the village council of Chateauneuf-du-Pape was quite perturbed and apprehensive that flying saucers of ‘flying cigars’ might do damage to their vineyards, were they to land therein. So, right-thinking men all, they passed an ordinance prohibiting the landing of flying saucers or flying cigars in their vineyards. The ordinance further states that any flying saucers or flying cigars that did land were to be taken immediately to the pound.” Thus reads the label of ‘Le Cigare Volant’, the inspiration of the original ‘Rhône Ranger’, Randall Grahm. A fabulously delicious red from California’s Central Coast – Just one sip teleports you to the southern Rhône valley. Fragrant, perfumed aroma of just-picked fresh strawberries. Full of flavour, with a delicious combination of juicy richness and super-soft tannins. Very moreish. Can it really be this irresistible without some kind of mind control? 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 13% Syrah.