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Gundlach Bundschu Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma Valley Mayacamas Cuvée Rhinefarm Vineyard 2008

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Great cuvee for the price! -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09

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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

Member Reviews for Gundlach Bundschu Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma Valley Mayacamas Cuvée Rhinefarm Vineyard

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/22/2009

Great cuvee for the price! -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
124190437
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/03/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
135358180
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/21/2009

After letting the wine sit for a few minutes in the bottle, the smell reminds you of the hoppy scent of beer. The smell is fresh and light, but the flavor is much more intense than that. The inital flavor is smooth, but the taste of the sun on the almost ripe grapes is extremely apparent. The aftertaste is pleasant and lingers in a light fashion. The color is reminiscent of plums and peaches, though this wine would accompany a sirloin or ribeye very well.


Snooth User: strikingvisage
14430876
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 03/01/2009

Dark, soft, chalky fruit with a hint of cocoa and petroleum in the nose. Medium-heavy in texture with a richness on the palate, also good depth of flavor and some cinnamon spiciness. Spice and tannin on a rich, long finish. Slightly acidic but still balanced. Nice pair w/ steak tartare.


Snooth User: Betsey
3143
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/10/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/15/2009

Soft fruit, sweet.


Snooth User: kjc
14969217
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/11/2009

Four glasses


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Vintage: 2005 03/16/2010

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