Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley 2006

Avg Price: $16.69
3.12375 5 0.5
Add
11 reviews
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 harvest brought a very even, steady flow of Merlot grapes into the winery at Kunde Family Estate. The measu...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Wine Market NY
New Hyde Park, NY (230 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
Buy Now
New Hyde Park Wine & Liquor
New Hyde Park, NY (230 mi)
USD 19.99
750ml
Buy Now
See 8 more prices »

This merlot is very easy to drink. It starts with a slightly sweet beginning and gently turns into a very pleasing finish with medium-low tannin. ... Read more

Found this on sale at my local store for $13.99 and for that price point, I really enjoyed it. Nice mouth feel, enjoyable tannins and not too "big... Read more

had at a large party. good color, medium bodied. smooth with cherry flavors Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley

Add your review
Snooth User: boss angler
963909
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/25/2009

This merlot is very easy to drink. It starts with a slightly sweet beginning and gently turns into a very pleasing finish with medium-low tannin. It doesn't leave your mouth feeling dry.


Snooth User: brianmclean
3416268
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/28/2010

Found this on sale at my local store for $13.99 and for that price point, I really enjoyed it. Nice mouth feel, enjoyable tannins and not too "big" without too much fruit. Definately worth a try for around the 12-15$ range. I also love their Zinfandel port.


Snooth User: emf77
2839332
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/25/2007

had at a large party. good color, medium bodied. smooth with cherry flavors


Snooth User: solitaryman422
9402463
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 09/24/2011

found a bottle of "Kunde Estate Winery" 2002 Merlot at Publix & am having a hard time finding anything about this wine. Can anyone help that actually tried this wine?


External Reviews for Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/07/2012

Kunde is a family owned wine estate in Sonoma Valley that’s been around for over 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. Last year the state of California recognized Kunde Estate and awarded it the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This is California's highest environmental honor; quite an accomplishment in a state known for leading the way on environmental initiatives. And with that, they still make outstanding wines. This 2006 Merlot is a full bodied red that shows depth and expression. The Wine Spectator described it as "Appealing for its nicely mature currant, cedar and anise aromas and soft flavors. Finishes with delicate tannins."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/01/2012

Kunde is a family owned wine estate in Sonoma Valley that’s been around for over 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. Last year the state of California recognized Kunde Estate and awarded it the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This is California's highest environmental honor; quite an accomplishment in a state known for leading the way on environmental initiatives. And with that, they still make outstanding wines. This 2006 Merlot is a full bodied red that shows depth and expression. It has ripe fruit but in a complex framework of lively but elegant tannins. Blackberry, cassis, herbs, chocolate and cedar notes stand out on the palate. This is a Cab lover’s Merlot.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2005 10/15/2009

Kunde is a family owned wine estate in Sonoma Valley that’s been around for over 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. Last year the state of California recognized Kunde Estate and awarded it the Governors Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. This is California's highest environmental honor; quite an accomplishment in a state known for leading the way on environmental initiatives. And with that, they still make outstanding wines. This Merlot is a full bodied red that shows depth and expression. It has ripe fruit but in a complex framework of lively but elegant tannins. Blackberry, cassis, herbs, chocolate and cedar notes stand out on the palate. This is a Cab lover’s Merlot.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesStriking a wonderful balance between fruit and oak, it is a complex and concentrated wine with a supple core of ripe cherry and plum fruit that is accented by toasty oak, vanilla and butterscotch. Its silky texture is highlighted on its lengthy, focused finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 03/17/2010

Kunde Estate Merlot 2003 and all other wine from Kunde Estate are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 05/31/2009

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2003 Kunde Estate Merlot 1500ml


Ratings & Tags for Kunde Estate Merlot Sonoma Valley

221314 Snooth User: Moedon
rated this wine
4.00 5
2004 07/24/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 harvest brought a very even, steady flow of Merlot grapes into the winery at Kunde Family Estate. The measured pace of the harvest allowed us to avoid any hurried picks and truly cherry-pick each block when the fruit was fully ripe. Our 2006 Merlot is supple and balanced, opening up nicely to reveal complexity and depth in its layers of flavors. The wine shows the classic varietal aromas of tea leaf with ripe plums, black cherries, and toasty oak. We recommend serving it with a garlicky lamb roast or a creamy polenta filled with wild mushrooms. You'll find other great flavors to match with our 2006 Merlot."

"The 2006 harvest brought a very even, steady flow of Merlot grapes into the winery at Kunde Family Estate. The measured pace of the harvest allowed us to avoid any hurried picks and truly cherry-pick each block when the fruit was fully ripe. Our 2006 Merlot is supple and balanced, opening up nicely to reveal complexity and depth in its layers of flavors. The wine shows the classic varietal aromas of tea leaf with ripe plums, black cherries, and toasty oak. We recommend serving it with a garlicky lamb roast or a creamy polenta filled with wild mushrooms. You'll find other great flavors to match with our 2006 Merlot."

Photos for All Vintages

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5  ...  8

15.000 cases produced.

Notes: 30% new

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 0.70 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Merlot Top Lists








Snooth Media Network