Merwin Liquors USD 18.99 750ml

Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Reserve 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Kunde Family Estate:
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 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,203
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/26/2010

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


Member Reviews for Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/19/2010

Chalky nose with kiwi and banana. Full-bodied and dry mouth that's long. Acids are too much for me.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/30/2010

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/04/2011

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


Snooth User: Bsberlin22
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/24/2012

Great bold color. Clean finish, but a bit spicy. i Loved this wine.


Snooth User: Elana Sroka
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/24/2012

Delicious and smooth red wine. My husband opened the bottle and I could smell the wine from across the room.


Snooth User: mpe1
112294166
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/08/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,083
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/08/2013

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


External Reviews for Kunde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Reserve

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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesWe could have just named the Kunde Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon "Big Boy". It has the density and concentration of a serious wine. You can have some serious fun enjoying its ripe, rich flavors of blackberries, cassis and chocolate.



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