Kunde Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
A big, dense, concentrated wine, our 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is hand crafted from our windswept terraced vineyards high on top of Kunde Family Estate. The wine shows an amazing mix of aromas and flavors, from blackberries and spice in the nose to rich cherries, cassis, and dark chocolate on the palate. The dynamic fruit character is given greater complexity by the plush, chewy tannin structure that turns silky on the palate, ensuring ageability in the bottle for many years to come.
"Tightly wound, with oak sticking out, big tannins and a solid inner core of vibrant, red cherry and red currant fruit. There's a fine wine in here, but it just needs a few years to come out. Drink 2011–2014."
Only had one bottle so far but it was top notch. Light on nose but excellent deep, rich favors with a nice, smooth long finish after decanted two hours. Also price was better than anywhere I could find by $10 at minimum.
Kunde Winery is an old friend, but I found this wine to be just so-so, even at this price point. TIP: see if you can find a bottle of Kunde's 2000 Claret!
Learn About Kunde Map 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 Cabernet Sauvignon
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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