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Gundlach Bundschu "Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard" Sonoma Valley 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep and powerful with scents of chocolate licorice, earth, dried fruits and gentle suggestions of vanilla. Bright and juicy in the mouth, with fresh red currant and red cherry fruits backed up by slightly drying tannins and vibrant acidity. This is a bit on the simple side but what it does it does well, with depth and freshness in the mouth. The wood spice gains a touch more prominence with time and the finish picks up some licorice and spice tones, but remains a bit clipped by the tannins. 88pts

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Gundlach Bundschu Winery:
At Gundlach Bundschu we define sustainability broadly, seeking not only to be responsible stewards of the land, but also to preserve this land for future generations of our family. There is nothing static about this view of sustainability—it requires innovation and action. We believe that preserving the unique ecosystem of Rhinefarm is essential to wine quality, as well as to the health of our ... Read more
At Gundlach Bundschu we define sustainability broadly, seeking not only to be responsible stewards of the land, but also to preserve this land for future generations of our family. There is nothing static about this view of sustainability—it requires innovation and action. We believe that preserving the unique ecosystem of Rhinefarm is essential to wine quality, as well as to the health of our family and business. The introduction of beneficial predators, from owls and bluebirds to beetles and mites, and intensive pest monitoring allows us to eliminate all regular use of pesticides, use no pre-emergent herbicides and limit the use of aggressive herbicides. Cover crops contribute vital diversity and nutrition to the soils, and we utilize registered organic compounds and practices whenever possible. Vigilant management of our acute deficit irrigation program and water reclamation ponds promote conservation, recycling 70% of winery water. We use biodiesel to fuel our tractors, and continually seek ways to enhance environmental quality and make the most efficient use of resources. Like many of his family members before him, Jeff Bundschu is striving to redefine the estate vision to meet the industry challenges of the times. With superb vineyards and a talented team of employees, he is excited about the future of the estate. “Each generation of my family that has stood on this dirt felt compelled to looking at the vines and wines with a fresh eye. Our winery’s evolution is destined—families evolve. Land evolves. Plants evolve. Palates evolve.” Equally important to Bundschu is the preservation of the open-minded and spirited culture with which the winery has long been associated. “Our life here at Gundlach Bundschu, with its wine and good people, has always been about laughter, hard work, enjoying the inspiration that comes from being in such a beautiful place, and sharing what we have with our friends and neighbors.” Tasting Room Our intimate tasting room can only accomodate small groups, and we request groups of eight or more reserve a private tour for your visit. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu "Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard" Sonoma Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
07/06/2011

Deep and powerful with scents of chocolate licorice, earth, dried fruits and gentle suggestions of vanilla. Bright and juicy in the mouth, with fresh red currant and red cherry fruits backed up by slightly drying tannins and vibrant acidity. This is a bit on the simple side but what it does it does well, with depth and freshness in the mouth. The wood spice gains a touch more prominence with time and the finish picks up some licorice and spice tones, but remains a bit clipped by the tannins. 88pts


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3.50 5
04/08/2011

Spicy sweet red fruit aromas with a bit of a savory edge. A big wine with bunches of red fruit and cherries. A bit too much alcohol for my tastes, but that may mellow over time.



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