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Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard 2005

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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 Rhinefarm Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
03/17/2009

A bit tight still with woody note covering sweet cocoa tinged fruit, mocha cherry with some crushed herbs flittering in the background, soft yet juicy with dark spice tones and dark slightly jammy fruit notes, black cherry and plummy, medium full, nice mouthfeel, good, classic fruit profile touch minty on the finish, a touch tight but with good length 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/17/2009

Earth, oak, roast meat, iron rust, spice, red fruit, vanilla, classic typical Cali cab aromatics from a very good vintage, jammy wild cherry fruit - full entry, nicely focused a touch soft but with plenty of crisp tannins to support the earthy, herbal fruit that has just a hint of sweetness on the edge, nice cherry pit tone on the back end turning fruitier on the finish with a nice pairing of vanilla- and spice- with red fruit, decent length 90pts


Member Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard

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Snooth User: briancarman78
735554
3.50 5
01/01/2009

Tons of oak, leather on the nose, very earthly with not much fruit, became more balanced with time/air......nice/interesting cab that has unusual characteristics


Snooth User: yost196
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5.00 5
02/18/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: reedstrom
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/31/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: hearmemeow
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4.50 5
Vintage: 1997 01/13/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Gundlach Bundschu Rhinefarm Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 and all other premium wine from Gundlach Bundschu available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe deep garnet color and intense aromas of the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon foreshadow the concentrated black currant, cassis and Christmas spice flavors to follow. Bright acidity and firm tannins frame the lush texture, leading to a long ripe finish dense with cocoa and molasses flavors. Delicious upon release; optimal cellaring time 2 to 15 years.



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