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 the world with spirit, creativity and dedication to excellence. When you open a bottle of Gundlach Bundschu, you uncork not only the Estate's unique ability to produce profound wines, but also a rich, personal relationship between the Gundlach Bundschu family and the land on which the family lives.
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Fragrant aromas of orange blossom and allspice burst from the glass followed by luscious flavors of lychee, clementine, Asian pear, and guava spiced with fresh ginger and coriander. The round, plush palate is accentuated with delicately woven mineral notes and crisp acidity leading into to a long,... more
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,... more
A serious yet easy-drinking red blend, loaded with lush black plum, blackberry, and creamy cocoa flavors, with accents of smoke and black tea. Juicy, creamy and round mouthfeel with soft tannins supporting generous fruit. The long finish is full of dense berries and mocha flavors. A rich, fruit... more
Aromas of violets and blueberries are followed by a fleshy palate of blackberry and chocolate, woven with licorice and black tea. Elegant tannins add weight and a polished texture and lead to a bright, lush finish. Delicious upon release, this Merlot will benefit from five years of cellaring from... more
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A blend of 54% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Delightfully fragrant, with aromas and flavors of red plum, red currant and black spice, this inviting red has a creamy mouthfeel and a long, smooth finish, with lingering cola and black cherry notes. Enjoyable... more
This wine is silky and balanced, with black cherry, clove and dried rose petal aromas and classic
Burgundian flavors. The suppleness of the 35-year-old Heritage clone fruit gains depth and
concentration from the young Pommard and Dijon blocks, resulting in complexly layered
flavors, elegant... more
The 2004 Rhinefarm Merlot offers aromas and flavors of red plum, cranberry, pomegranate and dusty, dried sage. The smooth entry and broad flavors on the palate are framed by an elegant structure and bright acidity that carries the flavors through a long, lingering finish. Delicious upon release,... more
Aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and ripe citrus fill the nose. A lush palate texture is framed by flavors of pink grapefruit and lychee, accented by hints of allspice on the front of the palate, culminating in a long finish. The Gewurztraminer was fermented in a dry style that remains lively on... more
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc
Complex aromas of dark black fruit, dried currant and aged leather lead to a smooth, round entry. Juicy cassis
and mission fig flavors are framed in an elegant, refined structure. The long, rich finish is dense with... more
Aromas of white pear, pineapple and vanilla with hints of allspice characterize the nose. Elegant, complex flavors of sweet and sour lemon and a stony, mineral character fill the palate. Excellent acidity and balance culminate in a focused, fruit-driven finish. more
The 2003 Pinot Noir is rich and balanced, with deep black cherry, clove and dried rose petal aromas that carry over to the flavors and expand in the mouth. The suppleness of the 35-year-old Wente clone fruit gains depth and concentration from the young Pommard and Dijon blocks, resulting in a... more
The deep garnet color and intense aromas of the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon foreshadow the concentrated black currant, cassis and Christmas spice flavors to follow. Bright acidity and firm tannins frame the lush texture, leading to a long ripe finish dense with cocoa and molasses flavors. Delicious... more
Aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and ripe citrus fill the nose. A lush palate texture is framed by flavors of pink grapefruit and lychee, accented by hints of allspice on the front of the palate, culminating in a long finish. The 2001 Gewurztraminer was fermented in a dry style that remains lively... more
The 2003 Rhinefarm Merlot offers dusty cherry, cranberry, dried sage and allspice aromas. From the smooth entry, red currant and berry flavors prevail, as the well-integrated tannins and firm acidity carry the elegant structure through to a long, focused finish. Delicious upon release, this... more