Gundlach Bundschu Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma Valley Vintage Reserve 2006
The 2006 growing season got off to a late, wet start on Rhinefarm, with bud break beginning at the end of March and generous rainfall late into the Spring. High soil moisture going into the growth period allowed the vines to develop large canopies that required vigilant taming to maintain ideal fruit-to-canopy ratios. A record-breaking heat wave in July helped put an end to vegetative growth and spurred the vines onto the business of ripening fruit. The harvest period was nearly perfect, and so in the end the fruit attained excellent phenolic maturity as well as nicely developed varietal characters.
This is the ‘big boy’ of the GunBun lineup. Labels feature the works of American artists. Seems to be the trend these days. Ignoring the label this wine is great. Classic Bordeaux style blend. Big aromas including leather, spice, cedar and red fruit. Layers of flavor including, coco, spice, leather and red & dark fruit.
Food Pairings for Gundlach Bundschu Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma Valley Vintage Reserve
Smoky red currant aromas precede a silky palate with layered flavors of fresh fig, spiced cherry, tea leaf, black olive and Dutch cocoa. Elegantly structured, with fine-grain tannins and balancing acidity that will allow the wine to cellar up to fifteen years from vintage. An ideal pairing for game, such as duck, venison and wild boar.
Aged 18 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% French oak, 50% new Medium-tight grain
|Alcohol: 14.3%||pH: 3.70|
|Total Acidity: 0.63 grams per liter|
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