Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 102942
  • W&S90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Kunde Family Estate Zinfandel is one sneaky character. It starts out as a well-mannered and elegant claret-styled wine, but the spicy flavors seem to grow in your glass. The beautiful berry aromas follow up and keep on coming. Pork tenderloin with a spicy rub would be just the match for this beauty—well-mannered but a little bit wild. Watch out - you might find the bottle disappearing somehow!

Critical Acclaim

"Tight red fruit gives this wine a clean impression, carrying the warmth of its alcohol with grace. It’s lean, with a quinine-like bitterness to the tannin that keeps the fruit in check. Decant it for grilled lamb kabobs."
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/5/2011)
Delicious! And always fun to try an older vintage.
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Rating:
(9/9/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Very nice smooth wine. I would order again.
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(8/13/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Beef > Burgers, Beef > Herbs
This wine is very nice. This is my 2nd order.
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(1/3/2012)
We enjoyed this one quite a bit and with a pork roast. Nice spicy nose and finish. Will purchase again.
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Maynard - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

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(7/19/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Watch out - you might find the bottle disappearing somehow! Spicy and balanced, a great Zin, but just when you think you have this one figured out, it's gone. Opens up more with each glass. One bottle is definitely not enough, get one for yourself and one to share.
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jbloore - Lockport, IL (read all my reviews)

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(12/23/2011)
Dark fruits are quick to the pallet and come on strong. The fruit lingers for only a moment before a hint of vanilla quickly followed by bold flavors of pepper and spice which tingle the tongue and seem to last forever. Long finish with a noticable alcohol aftertaste.
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(8/27/2012)
Did not meet my expectations...lacks umph.
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(1/14/2012)
We opened this bottle and it smelled like an old boot. The bottle had obviously turned and tasted like watered down vinegar.
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Learn About Kunde Map ItMap It

Since the early 1900s, five generations of the Kunde family have preserved the family tradition of farming their fertile, highly praised vineyards located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Their picturesque 2000-acre estate has been planted with 800 acres of wine grapes, the vast majority of which are now used to create the Kunde's entire line of hand crafted, ultra-premium wines. Their 100% estate grown varietals include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Viognier.

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 Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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