VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
VINEYARD: Located on the Central Coast: Ventana, Del Barba, Rancho Solo, Evangelho, Bien Nacido, Alamo Creek, Bechtold, Gonsalves.
This bottling of Le Cigare Volant is identical to the regular one, but, owing to its unorthodox élevage, quite diferent in its presentation. After a short tenure in barrel, assemblage, and completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine was removed to 5-gallon glass carboys (bonbonnes), where it reposed sur lie for 23 months. This yielded a rare degree of integration and complexity, plus a preternatural degree of savoriness.