Kunde Estate Zinfandel 2011

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 128301
  • red wine
  • WS88
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

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 2011 Kunde Zinfandel opens up to fragrant aromas of cranberry, ripe plum and rhubarb notes provide an enticing introduction to this wine. Notes of berries and spice on the palate make this a great sipping wine for all seasons, and especially good with those summer time barbeques.

Critical Acclaim

"A jammy, easygoing Zinfandel, with aromas of berry cobbler and fresh herb and soft flavors of raspberry and cinnamon."
88 Points

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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/26/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Having a Zinfandel again after a bit of a break... I realize the meatiness, and the smokiness of the Californian varietal overpowers most of what I eat. If you eat red meat or the more unusual types of fowl, this wine would be excellent. It did overwhelm tandoori chicken and very spicy benghan bharta- a smoked eggplant curry.... And that surprised me! This wine was juicy and powerful but the smokiness had an artificially strong presence... Not sure why...
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Decamaintl - Allentown, PA (read all my reviews)

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(5/10/2014)
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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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