Kunde Estate Chardonnay Sonoma Valley Nu 2007

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Vineyard Information The vines are found on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Sonoma Valley. A northwestern exposure a...

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Earthy and slightly minerally on the nose with dried apple, pineapple and dried floral tones that have a sage like edge. In the mouth this is focus... Read more

Baked apple pastry on the nose with hints of tropical fruits. Nice spicy apple and pear notes with good weight. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011 Read more

Nice Chard for the $9.60 I paid for it. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Kunde Estate Chardonnay Sonoma Valley Nu

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,312
4.00 5
08/13/2010

Earthy and slightly minerally on the nose with dried apple, pineapple and dried floral tones that have a sage like edge. In the mouth this is focused with a big acid spine that keeps this fresh and juicy but not weighty. The flavors are a touch soft and subtle but recall nectarines and apples in a creamy, creamcicle style that grows on the long finish which has a delightfully sneaky return of sweet orchard fruits. Eminently drinkable 90pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
07/04/2011

Baked apple pastry on the nose with hints of tropical fruits. Nice spicy apple and pear notes with good weight. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: RUS
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4.00 5
04/10/2010

Nice Chard for the $9.60 I paid for it.


External Reviews for Kunde Estate Chardonnay Sonoma Valley Nu

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Kunde'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, "well, I guess it is." 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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

There's meatiness in the flavors of this wine, a savory character to balance the sweeter peppermint notes. Chill it for a salad of smoked turkey and avocado.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The sweetness of oak contrasts drier, earth tones in this wine, balancing butterscotch with scents of chalk. Lees add a whole grain flavor. For roast veal.


External Review
09/27/2011

The sweetness of oak contrasts drier, earth tones in this wine, balancing butterscotch with scents of chalk. Lees add a whole grain flavor. For roast veal.


External Review
01/04/2012

For all the richness, and therersquo;s plenty of it in the pineapple, Meyer lemondrop and vanilla notes, this Chard has a gunmetal minerality that grounds it. The ldquo;Nurdquo; designation indicates that itrsquo;s unoaked.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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


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10/16/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Kunde Estate Chardonnay 750ml


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10/05/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Vineyard Information The vines are found on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Sonoma Valley. A northwestern exposure and vertical cane and single curtain vertical canopy trellis system. Harvest/Winemaking * Heat in veraison and at the beginning of August ripened early blooming blocks of Chardonnay. C. S. Ridge is well drained hill top soil so the grapes from this block came on quickly for an earlier than usual harvest * Picked the fruit on August 30 2007 at 24.3° Brix. * Cool morning hand picking was followed by pumping whole clusters to the press. * The juice was cold settled for 48 hours before racking clean and inoculating with a selected yeast strain isolated in Burgundy. * The wine was barrel fermented aged sur lies with lees stirring through December and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. * The wine was barrel aged for 9 months in French and Hungarian oak 53% new. * Bottled August 2008. Aroma/Flavor Profile Butterscotch. baked apple and well integrated oak Winemaker's Comments "You like 'em big and rich? Let us introduce you to the 2007 Kunde Family Estate Chardonnay from C. S. Ridge. This wine starts out with toasty aromas and hints of butterscotch that open up in the mouth with baked apple flavors and well integrated oak packed into a texture of almost oily richness. Anything this big needs big flavors to match: how about pasta with sweet Italian sausage in a white wine cream sauce? That's big and rich!" Tim Bell - Winemaker Cases Produced 325

Vineyard Information The vines are found on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Sonoma Valley. A northwestern exposure and vertical cane and single curtain vertical canopy trellis system. Harvest/Winemaking * Heat in veraison and at the beginning of August ripened early blooming blocks of Chardonnay. C. S. Ridge is well drained hill top soil so the grapes from this block came on quickly for an earlier than usual harvest * Picked the fruit on August 30 2007 at 24.3° Brix. * Cool morning hand picking was followed by pumping whole clusters to the press. * The juice was cold settled for 48 hours before racking clean and inoculating with a selected yeast strain isolated in Burgundy. * The wine was barrel fermented aged sur lies with lees stirring through December and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. * The wine was barrel aged for 9 months in French and Hungarian oak 53% new. * Bottled August 2008. Aroma/Flavor Profile Butterscotch. baked apple and well integrated oak Winemaker's Comments "You like 'em big and rich? Let us introduce you to the 2007 Kunde Family Estate Chardonnay from C. S. Ridge. This wine starts out with toasty aromas and hints of butterscotch that open up in the mouth with baked apple flavors and well integrated oak packed into a texture of almost oily richness. Anything this big needs big flavors to match: how about pasta with sweet Italian sausage in a white wine cream sauce? That's big and rich!" Tim Bell - Winemaker Cases Produced 325

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