Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 129426
  • TP90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Fresh aromas of meyer lemon, mandarin orange and key lime are layered with wet stone minerality and subtle spice. Citrus-driven flavors with touch of honey have a creamy texture and intense weight, depth and length. This elegant chardonnay offers an ideal balance of freshness and sophistication, and is a classic example of the character of the old vines and ancient soils of this vineyard.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright and fresh with tangy pear and citrus; long and juicy with clean, lovely style; balanced, crisp and stylish."
90 Points

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Mark V - Venetia, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/31/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Incredibly refined, elegant wine for the price. A glass of this wine before dinner sets a tone for a wonderful meal. Definite wow factor after the first taste and gets better as the meal continues. Wish I had purchased more.
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Learn About Gundlach Bundschu Map ItMap It

Gundlach Bundschu Winery is a family-owned, sixth-generation producer of distinctive wines of site-specific character. The winery's 320-acre Estate Vineyard, christened Rhinefarm in 1858, is located at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley AVAs, at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range. Gundlach Bundschu approaches its vineyards, wines, business and...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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