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Kunde Chardonnay 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Light and fresh on the nose with notes of sweet pear, peach and lime gently topped with touches of herb, anise, and gentle smoky wood spice. On entry this is quite delicate and elegant with a lush, round feel showing lovely integration. The flavors are a bit spicier than the aromas with polished, vanilla tinged notes of crisp apple and peach. The finish shows that touch of anise again with a long gentle feel to the lime and peach toned finale. 91pts

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Kunde Family Winery:
Family owned and operated for five generations, Kunde Family Estate produces ultra-premium, estate-grown wines that are sustainably farmed in the finest traditions of Northern California's renowned Sonoma Valley.

Editorial Reviews for Kunde Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/26/2010

Light and fresh on the nose with notes of sweet pear, peach and lime gently topped with touches of herb, anise, and gentle smoky wood spice. On entry this is quite delicate and elegant with a lush, round feel showing lovely integration. The flavors are a bit spicier than the aromas with polished, vanilla tinged notes of crisp apple and peach. The finish shows that touch of anise again with a long gentle feel to the lime and peach toned finale. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/13/2010

Very intensely perfumed with a rich vein of butter accented by notes of lychee, flowers and herbs. On the palate this is soft, but round and somewhat weighty with a nice mineral tone that cuts through the core of apricot and orange marmalade fruit. The woodspice and cream notes that emerge toward the backend fan out on the finish which adds a nice floral note on the finale. 88pts


Member Reviews for Kunde Chardonnay

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/04/2011

Crisp Granny Smith apple on the nose with some herbal green tones and asparagus. Th apple flavors are pleasant but the vegetal green tones in this wine are a distraction. Far too herbaceous. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: Joe Becerra
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/30/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/16/2010

buttered popcorn aromas combined with nuances of pear and rich vanilla. the palate extends to oak, pear, juicy golden apples, textured round mouth feel and fairly full in body.


Snooth User: pjfmathews
57372683
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/02/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,575
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/27/2009

Very buttery and nutty. The nose on this wine is unique - cashew nuts and peanut brittle mingle with bruised over ripe papaya and mango. In the mouth the wine is very emollient with a very silky mouth filling feel. Lots of oak in the wine, giving it a great golden color, some sugar and a butteriness. The wine has undergone malolactic fermentation and the remaining acids, which are quite firm and strong, are now more supple and milky. I liked it, but it was a little too fruity, oaky and sweet for some.


2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/29/2009

Lots of nutty character, oak and roasted nuts. Vanilla. A nutty oak-bomb.

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  • Snooth User: Nicki Gig
    1783064,217
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 09/28/2009

    classic example of a Cali Chardonnay, aromas of oak, bruised fruit, golden apples, brittle cashew, tropical and overflowing with warm fruit and tastes of the oak


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    External Reviews for Kunde Chardonnay

    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 07/26/2012

    A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Kunde Estate Chardonnay 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 03/22/2012

    Kunde is a family owned wine estate in Sonoma Valley that’s been around for about 100 years. All of its wines are estate bottled, produced from grapes grown in its own 1,850 acres of vineyards, which is very unique in this day and age. What else is unique about Kunde is their commitment to sustainable farming and environmentally beneficial practices throughout the winery. The state of California recognized Kunde Estate and awarded it the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. In a state known for leading the way on environmental initiatives, this is its highest environmental honor. But what really matters is that with all of this they make outstanding wines. This Chardonnay is partially barrel fermented and then aged 7 months in oak adding a spice and vanilla flavor dimension to the already complex pear and fig nuances.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Marked by pleasant earthy citrus and green fruit notes, with crisp apple and honeydew melon character, this medium- to full-bodied wine ends with a clean aftertaste. Drink now through 2015.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Kundersquo;s winemaker tasting notes liken their estate Chardonnay to a cinnamon bun, which threw me off at first. Upon further reflection, however, I started to think, ldquo;well, I guess it is.rdquo; This wine is rich and creamy, with yeasty bread dough aromas and distinct cinnamon notes, and peeking out beneath the buttery oak are crisp apple, guava and banana flavors. The smooth and mellow finish is substantial and lingering, making the Kunde a definite winner in the $10 California Chardonnay category!


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    A lively style, with fresh floral, peach and nectarine flavors that finish with a touch of citrus. Little in the way of oak. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Herersquo;s a big, ripe, creamy, oaky Chardonnay. The oak stars, contributing flamboyant vanilla, char and woody spices, but therersquo;s plenty of fruit flavor ranging from apples and peaches all the way to papayas.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 04/03/2011

    Kunde is a family owned wine estate in Sonoma Valley that’s been around for about 100 years. All of its wines are estate bottled, produced from grapes grown in its own 1,850 acres of vineyards, which is very unique in this day and age. What else is unique about Kunde is their commitment to sustainable farming and environmentally beneficial practices throughout the winery. The state of California recognized Kunde Estate and awarded it the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. In a state known for leading the way on environmental initiatives, this is its highest environmental honor. But what really matters is that with all of this they make outstanding wines. This Chardonnay is partially barrel fermented and then aged 7 months in oak adding a spice and vanilla flavor dimension to the already complex pear and fig nuances. Wine & Spirits Magazine scored it 91 points and picked it as a Top 100 Best Buy of 2010. On Sale!!


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