Bonny Doon Le Cigare Orange

Bonny Doon Vineyard 2022 Central Coast Le Cigare Orange ($14.99)

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Orange

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Orange is a fascinating wine that’s easy to enjoy. It’s a clear, light orange color, and oranges dominate its aroma with a pleasant blend of orange and tangerine, orange peel, and something with a hint of dairy that evokes memories of a 1980s Orange Julius. Orange zest presides in a citric flavor that’s dry, tart, and acidic, with a whiff of dried apricots and bitter orange joining the party in a long finish. A good wine for summer sipping at a modest 11.6% alcohol. (June 28, 2023)

FOOD MATCH: It’s a quirky wine for pairing, with its bold orange character, but high acidity should save it at the table. suggests it with goat cheese or feta, and I could see it as a match with a summery salad plate with cheese. We enjoyed it with a Lidia Bastianich recipe for pasta with butter, fresh sage, and walnuts.

WHEN TO DRINK: The producer says this wine is good to drink from now through 2031. I don’t have the experience with orange wines to have an opinion, but if you have a good cellar, it wouldn’t cost that much to try!

It’s a good value even in the middle to upper teens, but it’s worth shopping around: I paid $15 locally, the winery offers it online for $17.99,, and shows a $17 average U.S. retail but finds many vendors offering it in the lower teens.

Here’s a link to the winery’s fact sheet on the 2022 vintage.

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Learn more about Bonny Doon Vineyard and find links to its full portfolio at this Wine-Searcher link.


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