Kunde Estate Syrah Sonoma Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Spicy on the nose with gentle leafy and citrus undercurrents to the crisp juniper berry fruit that show accents of black pepper and grilled meats. Fluid in the mouth with fine grained tannins that make this just a touch chewy at this stage and fresh acidity that help support the core of black raspberry fruit.the finish is moderately long with notes of pollenny flowers and cocoa adding some detail. 87pts

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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.
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Editorial Reviews for Kunde Estate Syrah Sonoma Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,796
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/13/2010

Spicy on the nose with gentle leafy and citrus undercurrents to the crisp juniper berry fruit that show accents of black pepper and grilled meats. Fluid in the mouth with fine grained tannins that make this just a touch chewy at this stage and fresh acidity that help support the core of black raspberry fruit.the finish is moderately long with notes of pollenny flowers and cocoa adding some detail. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,796
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/10/2008

Deep dark chocolately nose gains smoky oak, light spice with salty/sour plum fruit edged with roasted coffee oak then a minor brett/poop tones builds Mouth filling with fine balance and a real polished feel to the very fine tannins, a smidge soft acid though. The fruit is deep and plummy/ sour plum; touch green plum with a vanilla toned, nutty, almond edge. Pepper and spice and fresh anise pop on the moderately long finish which reveals a bit of stiff structure could use 1- 3 years in the cellar, nice fresh green note on the finish with emerging notes of dark crystallized plum, violet, and chocolate 92pts


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Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2012

A very one dimensional wine with a heavy fruit forward profile. Not really memorable or unique, it still has it's place for a weekday barbecue with friends learning about different wines. I would present it as a Sonoma wine that is widely available and is an easy drinking red from a nice piece of land in the County. Too bad it doesn't show any character right now, nor will it develop any in the future. Drink today and move on!


Snooth User: fillpotnp
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/22/2011

I concur with Gregory's review regarding the berry, black pepper and citrus aromas. Be sure to let this wine breathe for at least 1/2 hour before drinking, otherwise the spicy and high, tart notes will be overbearing. Let it open up - you'll be glad you did when the deeper fruit and berry flavors that have been hidden escape and assault your palette. With the moderately long finish you can expect some florals and even a hint of leather. Enjoy!


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/17/2010

Strong tannins and strong alcohol taste. Probably best if decanted.


Snooth User: ffchick
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/02/2011

Soft and well balanced, berry and earthy flavor, with slight floral undertones and spice on the finish. Picked this up at Grocery Outlet for $4.99 a bottle... a definite steal!


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/17/2010

Two glasses


Snooth User: basilwino
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/19/2009

Choc aromas. Deep color. Spiciness. Plums & Raspberries. Soft tannins.


Snooth User: Newbiwon Kenobi
39986132
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 01/15/2008

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Kunde Estate Syrah Sonoma Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2004 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/16/2010

Kunde Estate Syrah 2004 and all other wine from Kunde Estate are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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