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Downright meaty and roasted herb garden almost remind of Chateauneuf with gamy, herbal garrigue floral, very complex and increasingly attractive sc... Read more
Tried this one at the winery. Very good. Read more
To me GunBun is about cabernet and this is definitely classic Sonoma Cabernet. It is more herbaceous than ripe fruit. Nose has some some spice (c... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
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
Tried this one at the winery. Very good.
To me GunBun is about cabernet and this is definitely classic Sonoma Cabernet. It is more herbaceous than ripe fruit. Nose has some some spice (cassis) with leather and dark fruit. Good fruit flavors with spice and silky tannins and great balance.
Lush and smooth. Decadent and lovely. -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09
Just opened a bottle on a casual note as it was a wedding gift. I honestly had no prior knowledge of this wine, but soon realized once the aromas hit my nose that I may have wanted to save this wine for a special occassion. Quickly, my husband told me to "enjoy" because every day is a special occassion. Absolutely fabulous!!! Deep purple, berry, rich, flavorful, smooth, just perfect.
Jammy nose, oaky palate featuring red cherry/fruit, vanilla and a hint of herbs.
Another very drinkable wine that is good as an every day table wine. A bit oaky, not sweet, and nice aromas of cedar and oak.
Structured nose. Soft, very elegant!
External Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
Generous aromas of blackberry and cassis with wisps of violets. Dense, vibrant flavors of polished black fruit, including black currant and blackberries, loaded with deep dark chocolate and a touch of graphite. Concentrated and lush on the palate, with opulent fruit, excellent weight and beautifully integrated oak notes. Bright natural acidity and structured tannins enhance exceptionally long finish. Delicious upon release; optimal cellaring time 5 to 15 years from vintage. - WineryWinemaking & Analyses• Five day cold soak before fermentations with indigenous & D254 yeast strains. 28-32 days maceration.• Extraction through gentle pumpovers tailored by lot, using louvers and screens to eliminate pumping skins and seeds.• Eighteen months in 100% French oak, 45% new. Thin stave, tight grain. Primary coopers Vicard, Taransaud & Ermitage.• 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Merlot• 14.4% alcohol. TA 0.58g/100...
Tasting Notes - Dark purple color, aromas of violet, anise and lifted red and black currant. The lush, smooth entry leads to dark berry, cassis, shaved chocolate and espresso bean flavors. Big, smooth tannins give weight and roundness to the mouthfeel. The long finish is smooth with balancing notes of red fruit. Delicious upon release; optimal cellaring time four to 15 years from vintage.
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