2009 Gundlach Bundschu "Mountain Cuvée" Sonoma County Red Wine SKU #1093408

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K&L Notes

Winemaker notes: "A serious yet easy-drinking red blend, loaded with deep black cherry and brambly blackberry fruit flavors, surrounded by cocoa powder, fresh tobacco and black spice accents. Juicy, lush is full of dense berry and cocoa. A rich, fruit-forward wine intended to be enjoyed within five years of the vintage."

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    7/21/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    With an illustrious history in Sonoma Valley winemaking going back 154 years, looming six generations, Gundlach Bundschu continues to weave stunning, flavorful wines for much less than one would expect from such a venerable producer. The 2009 Mountain Cuveé holds court with a bit more Cabernet Sauvignon (42%) and slightly less Merlot (28%) than last year, with 6% Zinfandel added to bolster the spectrum of brambly dark fruits and enticing mountain spice. Notes of tobacco leaf, black cherry and creamy cocoa frame the dense, juicy, long finish. Serve this red wine with a generous pile of baby back ribs, sweet cornbread and fennel cole slaw...
    Top Value! Drink from 2012 to 2016
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    6/2/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    Gundlach Bundschu's Mountain Cuvée combines Merlot, Cab, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah from the Rhinefarm Estate Vineyard in the Sonoma Valley. This Rocks!, on the palate flavors of black cherry and plum and soft floral notes blend with silky tannins, the cab gives this a backbone that you feel and an incredible long finish.

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  • By: Chris Bottarini 8/10/2013

    Saturated ruby in the glass. When you nose this you are immediately blasted with spicy, brambly blackberry fruit. It's so intense you would expect the first sip to pack a punch. Surprisingly balanced, for a younger wine, this glides across the palate without too much heat nor too fierce a tannin. Further, I find it interesting to dissect each varietal. The Cab & Merlot provide the balanced foundation. The Zin provides the peppery spice. The Syrah provides the cocoa element while the Malbec lends the acid & drying tannin to the finish. All of which makes this the perfect accompaniment to a slow cooked rack of baby back ribs as Mr Majeski pointed out!

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