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Chocolate, crème de cassis and a touch of sweet bacon fat greet the nose followed by emerging notes of vanilla and light toast. On entry this is qu... Read more
Chalky nose with kiwi and banana. Full-bodied and dry mouth that's long. Acids are too much for me. Read more
Cherries and black plum flavors. Nice smooth attack with notes of dried cranberry and cherry. Sweet raspberries dominate on a finish backed by ceda... Read more
Food Pairings for Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Reserve
Editorial Reviews for Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Reserve
Chocolate, crème de cassis and a touch of sweet bacon fat greet the nose followed by emerging notes of vanilla and light toast. On entry this is quite tight and focused with moderate but obvious tannins. The mid-palate shows some nice wood spice tones with notes of pencil lead over the core of pure black currant fruit. There are incipient hints of herbs and soft suggestions of chocolate emerging around the edges of the fruit. The finish shows fine clarity to the fruit and is clipped a bit by the tannins as they close down. This needs a year or two to fully integrate, or several hours in a decanter, but has excellent balance and purity already so can only improve. 91pts
Chalky nose with kiwi and banana. Full-bodied and dry mouth that's long. Acids are too much for me.
Cherries and black plum flavors. Nice smooth attack with notes of dried cranberry and cherry. Sweet raspberries dominate on a finish backed by cedar flavors.
Nose of red and black berries. It has fresh berry tones and bright acid. Big baking spice on the finish which detracts a bit from the berry fruit. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011
Great bold color. Clean finish, but a bit spicy. i Loved this wine.
Delicious and smooth red wine. My husband opened the bottle and I could smell the wine from across the room.
The color was pure Cabernet loveliness, a deep inky purple at the center and bright ruby along the edges. The nose is pure joy, lovely notes of leather and cassis, with a pure meatiness to it, accented by hints of anise and wonderful dark chocolate notes over the top. The taste was just beautiful, with some dark fruit notes at the outset, ripe plum and black cherry, that gracefully transition to some black licorice, green tea and rich dark chocolate notes midpalate. The mouthfeel is just all around lush, rich and velvety. The finish is just perfect, well structured tannins supporting a long, exceptionally dry finish that seems to last for a minute or more. The kind of wine that you don't give a second thought to sipping all evening long! See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/08/2005-kunde-estate-reserve-cabernet.html
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