The Rhône Rabbit

Rhone-rabbit

Bonny Doon Vineyard
Cigare Alternative C
2004

Brilliant red-purple, like the queen's velvet. The nose is floral; I get violets, the breath of spring. I get warm roses. I get a memory of wet grass, of rosemary just picked, of fennel and spice. It's velvety across the tongue, too. It seems a shame to sully it with food, it has such purity. Clear, like a glass bell struck. Relaxed and easy, like water over moss. Feminine and restrained. Fruit and earth. Exquisite.

46% Mourvedre, 24% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 6% Cinsault. A true Rhône rabbit.

Price: $24 to wine club members when first released; possibly no longer available.
Puis donc… enfin? Buy all you can find.

 

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