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Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 1998

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Downright meaty and roasted herb garden almost remind of Chateauneuf with gamy, herbal garrigue floral, very complex and increasingly attractive scents, soft round entry, great bright acids, balanced tannins, a bit of camphor, red currant reduction, tobacco, balanced in the mouth, clean fresh finish with wild red berry fruits and just a touch of spice on the moderately long finish. 91pts

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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 Sonoma Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,793
4.50 5
03/17/2009

Downright meaty and roasted herb garden almost remind of Chateauneuf with gamy, herbal garrigue floral, very complex and increasingly attractive scents, soft round entry, great bright acids, balanced tannins, a bit of camphor, red currant reduction, tobacco, balanced in the mouth, clean fresh finish with wild red berry fruits and just a touch of spice on the moderately long finish. 91pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
06/22/2009

Nicely mineral nose, this wine has aged well and aromas of licorice and menthol shine through. Excellent acidity keeps it lively, and the wine exhibits good structure. Still fruity, at its peak now. The finish is of bitter chocolate




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