Bonny Doon Vineyard 2009 Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé, $11.89-$15.99, 91 points, was a light salmon color with an orange cast.
Elusive floral and citrus notes on the nose were pleasant.
A creamy near medium body carried good acidity with flavors of hibiscus and strawberry.
Finished very long on gentle orange pekoe, cool key lime, and easy ginger notes with a well integrated 13.4% alcohol.
Varietals were 83% Grenache, 10% Grenache Blanc, 5% Roussanne, and 2% Cinsaut.
Bonny Doon Vineyard 2013 Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé, $9.99-$19.99, 91+ points, was a light salmon color with a slight peach pink.
Beautifully subtle smells of peach, pear, and blossoms were fragrant.
The light-plus body was oddly creamy and crisp with good acidity and gossamer flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and rhubarb.
Finished long on the 13% alcohol, strawberry ginger-ale, and tangerine.
Varietals were 55% Grenache, 23.5% Mourvèdre, 10% Roussanne, 7% Cinsaut, 2.5% Carignane, and 2% Grenache Blanc.
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