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Kunde Estate Zinfandel Sonoma Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intense nose with mineral shadings under Hungarian blackberry candy and dried strawberry notes, a touch of wood/ American oak, a touch of pepper, a little bit of toasty chocolate chip cookie, all meld together offering nice complexity. Big entry with wonderful freshness and a distinct old-vines feel. Depth without great weight and the alcohol is held in balance by the rich fruit flavors. After an initial vanilla note there is plenty of big blackberry boysenberry fruit with a lightly peppery, arugula, watercress kind of spice. Brilliant mouthfeel , very fresh with ripe tannins, great acid balance, just a touch of heat on the long, sweetly fruited finish with a gentle brambly spiciness with a hint of eucalyptus. More please 92pts

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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.

Editorial Reviews for Kunde Estate Zinfandel Sonoma Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,032
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/30/2009

Intense nose with mineral shadings under Hungarian blackberry candy and dried strawberry notes, a touch of wood/ American oak, a touch of pepper, a little bit of toasty chocolate chip cookie, all meld together offering nice complexity. Big entry with wonderful freshness and a distinct old-vines feel. Depth without great weight and the alcohol is held in balance by the rich fruit flavors. After an initial vanilla note there is plenty of big blackberry boysenberry fruit with a lightly peppery, arugula, watercress kind of spice. Brilliant mouthfeel , very fresh with ripe tannins, great acid balance, just a touch of heat on the long, sweetly fruited finish with a gentle brambly spiciness with a hint of eucalyptus. More please 92pts

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,152
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/10/2012

Oh how I love me a good Zin, and certainly it's hard to match the Sonoma Valley for really solid Zinfandels, like the one I'm enjoying this evening, the 2007 Kunde Family Estate Sonoma Valley Zinfandel. I've had a few bottles of wine from Kunde, and they've not disappointed me. Click below to read the rest of the review on my blog: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/04/2007-kunde-family-estate-sonoma-valley.html


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/04/2011

Nose is loaded with baking spices and white pepper. It's got nice briary red fruit and hints of black plum with some cocoa. Dark, brambleberry and white pepper. Big baking spice on the finish. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: judgelog
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/02/2012

Opulent and intense, with just a gorgeous heady nose, but balanced. Very pure Zinfandel. Vanilla, spice and cherry flavors. Give it some time to open up.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394684
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/22/2013

Very cabish. Fruit forward and balanced. Firm tannic finish.


Snooth User: theGrapeJefe
1307188116
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/07/2013

A bit of an acidic aftertaste.


Snooth User: Maniac Henziak
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/16/2011

Tasy wine for a resonable price. Tastes of old style and new world zin. Fruit is tight but velvety. We enjoyed it - cheers!


Snooth User: usbellavita
61047928
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/17/2012

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Kunde Estate Zinfandel Sonoma Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/16/2010

Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2005 Estate 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 04/04/2012

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


External Review
Vintage: 2003 10/16/2008

Zinfandel gives winegrowers fits because of uneven ripening. Winemakers always want all their berries within a certain range of ripeness, because this ensures that flavors and sugars and everything else have some internal coherence. Zin, on the other hand, likes to produce bunches that are green on one side, raisins on the other, and “perfectly ripe” in the middle. Uneven growing conditions only make it worse, as they did in 2003 in the North Coast. Some Zin bunches began raisining (on one side, anyway) in early September, a month earlier than usual.Kunde dealt with the challenge by going with nature (and blending in 11 percent of Petite Sirah). The wine was fermented with native yeasts that lived on the grape skins, and only 20 percent of the barrels used for aging were new. You can definitely smell how ripe the wine got – almost like mulled wine – but it also has lovely orangey citrus accents, too, because the acidity is bright and fresh and the wine’s only 14.1 percent alcohol. It also offers brambly palate spread and firm tannins, a mouth-filling entry and good lift through to the finish. Well done.




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