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Kunde Estate 'Magnolia Lane' Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offers up a lovely nose of well-integrated hints of nettles, herbs, and earth adding complexity to the pineapple and grapefruit tones. Rich and slightly viscous in the mouth yet the acids offer great cut keeping everything in balance. The palate is full of grapefruit and orange toned fruit with a touch of mineral cut and sweet, floral inner mouth perfume. This has good length and comes off as a slightly structured, rigid style of Sauvignon Blanc at this youthful stage. 90pts

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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 Estate 'Magnolia Lane' Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/24/2009

This offers up a lovely nose of well-integrated hints of nettles, herbs, and earth adding complexity to the pineapple and grapefruit tones. Rich and slightly viscous in the mouth yet the acids offer great cut keeping everything in balance. The palate is full of grapefruit and orange toned fruit with a touch of mineral cut and sweet, floral inner mouth perfume. This has good length and comes off as a slightly structured, rigid style of Sauvignon Blanc at this youthful stage. 90pts


Member Reviews for Kunde Estate 'Magnolia Lane' Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: Stallion
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/26/2014

Light, crisp, but with some substance on the mid palate. The zest is there from the citrus accents, but there is also some mango, guava, and a hint of banana on the finish. Super wine for the hot summer months or to go with lighter Asian Faire! Cheers!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/04/2011

Aromas of grass and bright citrus fruit. It has a crisp, bright acidity with loads of lemon and grapefruit. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: Derek67
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/30/2009

This is killer SB. Big and ripe citrus and stone fruit, bone-dry and very light.


Snooth User: ambientjive
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/06/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: snknight844
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/09/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: jsolomon
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/11/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Kunde Estate 'Magnolia Lane' Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/23/2017

A crisply styled wine featuring delightful lime and candied lemon zest layered over white cake batter. Bright lime comes across the pallet with a bit of orange peal. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 04/13/2016

A crisply styled wine featuring delightful lime and candied lemon zest layered over white cake batter. Bright lime comes across the pallet with a bit of orange peal. - Winery RS: 0.34 TA: 0.66 Alc: 13.8% pH: 3.24


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 09/03/2013

A crisply styled wine featuring delightful lime and candied lemon zest layered over white cake batter. Bright lime comes across the pallet with a bit of orange peal. - WineryRS: 0.34TA: 0.66Alc: 13.8%pH: 3.24


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 09/03/2013

We chose to craft 95% of the blend in stainless steel, fermenting at 54˚ to enhance the aeromatic esters. 5% of this wine was fermented and aged in neutral French oak for palate weight and richness. The marriage of the two styles was blessed with a 1% touch of barrel fermented Semillon to bring the whole experience together. A lovely bouquet of mango and guava aromas combine with flavorful notes of white peach and grapefruit. The wine's crisp acidity is enhanced by a fresh mineral quality that is so appealing. - Zachary Long, Winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

We chose to craft 95% of the blend in stainless steel, fermenting at 54˚ to enhance the aeromatic esters. 5% of this wine was fermented and aged in neutral French oak for palate weight and richness. The marriage of the two styles was blessed with a 1% touch of barrel fermented Semillon to bring the whole experience together. A lovely bouquet of mango and guava aromas combine with flavorful notes of white peach and grapefruit. The wine's crisp acidity is enhanced by a fresh mineral quality that is so appealing. - Zachary Long, Winemaker


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/20/2012

AROMA AND FLAVOR PROFILEA crisply styled wine with a delightful nose of mango, guava and grapefruit. Flavors of peach and tangerine make the mouth water!WINEMAKING- 100% tank fermented Sauvignon Blanc aged sur lies allows bright citrus and notes of flint from the tank, yet the palate weight to please.- Aged in stainless steel for four months.- Bottled April 2011FOOD PAIRINGOysters on the half shell are always the perfect choiceWINEMAKER'S COMMENTS"Our Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc has the flavor and palate impact to show nicely with a picnic or summer meal out on the patio. The delicious aromatics and crisp peach and tangerine components round out the full flavor profile. Its crisp style makes it a great match for seafood fare and light summer salads." - WineryRESIDUAL SUGAR . . . . . . . . 0.36TOTAL ACID . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.66ALCOHOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.8%PH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.20


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/20/2012

This bottling by fine producer Kunde always shows a grassy, hay-like note to the citrus fruit flavors, so if that's your style, you'll like it. The wine itself is only lightly oaked, and feels crisp and clean in the mouth, as well as dry. The low alcohol is a pleasure. S.H. Intense lemon and Key lime flavors have terrific focus, wonderful acidity and pretty aromatics. Light-bodied and vividly refreshing. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. -MW ** SOLD OUT **


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