Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2005

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Tasting Notes: This medium-bodied Pinot Noir has a round structure that draws the ripe fruit flavors through a lingering finish of warm black plum, mineral and earth. Vineyard Notes: A small quantity of fruit is sourced from the Vadasz Vineyard to produce a wine exclusively for the Gundlach Bundschu Wine Club. Les & Judy Vadasz grow their Pinot Noir on the western side of Sonoma Valley, at the foothills of Sonoma Mountain. Two clones of Pinot Noir comprise this wine: Dijon 115 and Dijon 667. Winemaker Notes: After 15 months in barrel, the wine was lightly filtered to bottle.

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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
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
11/05/2009

This is one of the non-estate vineyards and I can see why GunBun got this fruit. This is a proper pinot noir. The vineyard is at the cross section of Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley and Carneros. Nose has cherry, some woodiness and raspberrys. The wine is framed with good acidity, light tannins and has earthiness, spice and light red fruit.


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
4.00 5
02/15/2009

Very good. No detailed notes, but worth repeating.


Snooth User: genevievegrant
80238119
3.00 5
11/18/2008

smells like roses. cherry tones. prefer Gundlach Bundschu's 2005 Pinot Noir, Vadasz Vineyard


Snooth User: otokoyama
7816368
4.00 5
02/23/2011

Fantastic Pinot. I had a glass with my steak at Perry's in S.F. it was the last third of the bottle and didn't need to air much but a second glass from a new bottle was almost equally as nice. Can't wait to get a bottle and let it air for a day.


Snooth User: Betsey
3143
4.00 5
06/11/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

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Tasting Notes: This medium-bodied Pinot Noir has a round structure that draws the ripe fruit flavors through a lingering finish of warm black plum, mineral and earth. Vineyard Notes: A small quantity of fruit is sourced from the Vadasz Vineyard to produce a wine exclusively for the Gundlach Bundschu Wine Club. Les & Judy Vadasz grow their Pinot Noir on the western side of Sonoma Valley, at the foothills of Sonoma Mountain. Two clones of Pinot Noir comprise this wine: Dijon 115 and Dijon 667. Winemaker Notes: After 15 months in barrel, the wine was lightly filtered to bottle.

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