Saturday, August 20, 2011

Everyday Wines in the City - Tempranillo + Cigare Volant

2002 Bonny Doon Cigare Volant 

Cigare Volant by Bonny DoonWe got to the park exactly two hours before the free Latin music at the 9th Sunday of the Stern Grove Festival. Mijo, my friend from college Mike and I brought a picnic mat, some snacks, breads, cheeses and couple of bottles of wines to share.  The weather cooperated because the summer fog retreated to the ocean so it was clear that afternoon.



Here are my notes.


Tasting Date:  Aug. 14, 2011
Tasting Partners: Mijo and Mike
Wine Name: Le Cigare Volant
Producer: Bonny Doon Vineyard
Region/Appelation: California
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Syrah
Vintage: 2002
Alcohol: not indicated
Color Hue: dark red, purple
Aroma Intensity: less fruity
Developments: medium body
Aromas: banana, cherry, coffee, toasted rice
Dry/Sweet: less sweet
Body: Full body
Acidity: low acid
Tannins: high level
Flavors: coffee, chocolate, cherry, banana, toasted rice, cranberry




2009 Vega Oliveras Tempranillo


Tempranillo
My friend from college Mike brought this wine. Here are my notes.



Tasting Date:  Aug. 14, 2011
Tasting Partners: Mijo and Mike
Wine Name: Tempranillo
Producer: Vega Oliveras
Region/Appelation: La Mancha
Grape Varieties: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2009
Alcohol: not indicated
Color Hue: dark red, purple
Aroma Intensity: less fruity
Developments: medium body
Aromas: cherry, soy sauce, italian herbs
Dry/Sweet: less sweet
Body: medium body
Acidity: high acid
Tannins: high level
Flavors: soy sauce, cherry, cranberry


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