Grape Varieties: 44% Syrah, 43% Grenache, 12% Cinsault, 1% Mourvedre
From a maturing wine to a mere baby - the '06 Cigare certainly shows the family flavor profile of red fruits, herbal and earthy notes in a savoury medium bodied package. But it is quite a different wine!
A blend of syrah, grenache, cinsault with just a splsah of mourvedre and carignan, make for a bright and wonderfully gamey wine. Very youthful with toasty notes of cherry, birch, sassafras and pomegranate. Pair this racey red with a bloomsdale spinach salad with sherry vinaigrette garnished with carpaccio of tuna or beef. Speaking of beef, a rare steak in any number of variations would be delicious. More exotic fare such as chicken tikka masala or Tandoori lamb chops will also work wonderfully well. While the zesty '06 is excellent right now, decanting or ageing it for 2-3 more years would be all to the good.
Bonny Doon Vineyard
USA- California- Napa Valley
Wine Red - Other