Kunde Estate Winery Chardonnay Nu Sonoma Valley 2012
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 90ptsAdd winemaker's notes
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.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Editorial Reviews for Kunde Estate Winery Chardonnay Nu Sonoma Valley
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
A touch of toast and light wood spice greets the nose over sweet yellow berried fruit. The mouthfeel is polished and soft with light notes of caramel and wood spice accented the core of sweet roasted peaches accented with a hint of white pepper. the finish is clean as a bell with a fine mineral vein if just a tad short. 89pts
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
Nice Chard for the $9.60 I paid for it.
Closed nose, with buttered corn, oak and a little pear. Oak bomb on palate. Some cookie flavors, almost no fruit. Way overprocessed. $16
External Reviews for Kunde Estate Winery Chardonnay Nu Sonoma Valley
A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Kunde Estate Chardonnay 750ml
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.
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.
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.
A fine young estate Chardonnay from these growers-turned-producers in the heart of the valley. Displays clean and pure apple and peach flavors, and enough oak to season with vanilla and woody spices. Balanced and pretty, and a good match for salmon or crab.
Wine Tasting NotesOur Estate Chardonnay Nu is a fresh, tropical vacation in a bottle. Clean and crisp with the aromas of ripe peaches and pears. This wine is made up of select Chardonnay blocks that emphasize floral and citrus flavors and an earlier harvest contributes to the lightness and mineral texture. No oak aging has brought out the pure, fresh expression of the Chardonnay grape.
Ripe and full-bodied with tiers of fruit flavors ranging from green apples and peaches to pears and mango. None-too-subtle oak adds vanilla, smoke and butterscotch elements. Just enough residual sugar for it to drink a bit like an orange-vanilla milk shake.
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