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Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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750ML / 14.8% ABV
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750ML / 14.8% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Bordering a region where “Cab is King” (and the prices are fit for royalty), Sonoma has diversified the focus of its reputation to several varietals. But a vintage like 2013 is a prime example why the Bundschus have always championed Bordeaux varietals on this side of the Mayacamas. Opulently deep in color, the lush nose greets with dark plums, blueberries, and black currants lifted by warm, oak-driven spices of cinnamon and vanilla, and milk chocolate. Reminiscent of a walk in Willy Wonka’s factory, the seductively creamy chocolate aromas lead to semi-sweet chocolate morsels on the weighty palate, masterfully layered with almost juicy cassis, dark berries, and dark roast espresso framed by firm tannins, perfectly balanced with lively acidity. This decadent stroll ends with velvety dark cocoa on the finish that seems to think it’s an ever-lasting gobstopper, lingering on and on. A powerhouse Sonoma Valley Cab (and at affordable Sonoma prices), enjoy this now with at least an hour of decanting or age for the next 7-12 years.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma shows juicy crème de cassis fruit, black licorice, nicely integrated toasty oak, an inky purple color and a medium to full-bodied delicious style. This is certainly a major sleeper of the vintage and one of the more attractively priced world-class Cabernet Sauvignons coming out of California’s North Coast in this miraculous vintage for Bordeaux varietals. Drink now-2030+.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
The producer sources primarily from its historic Rhinefarm Estate Vineyard for this wine, a rich expression of the variety opaque in color. Meat, black pepper, leather and tobacco give it a velvety lushness and concentration buoyed by complex, savory components. The lengthy finish is all about bittersweet chocolate.
JS 91
James Suckling
This has black currants, with plumbs and figs and some licorice. Full-bodied with fine polished tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Drink now.
TP 91
Tasting Panel
Dark and dense with lush texture and deep plum and berry fruit with notes of spice; smooth and rich, balanced and long. 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
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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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Perhaps the most historically significant appellation in Sonoma County, the Sonoma Valley is home to both Buena Vista winery, California's oldest commercial winery, and Gundlach Bundschu winery, California's oldest family-run winery.

It is also one of the more geologically and climactically diverse districts. The valley includes and overlaps four distinct Sonoma County sub-appellations, including Carneros, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley. With mountains, benchlands, plains, abundant sunshine and the cooling effects of the nearby Pacific, this appellation can successfully produce a wide range of grape varieties. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, and most notably, Zinfandel all thrive here. Ancient Zinfandel vines over 100 years old produce small crops of concentrated, spicy fruit, which in turn make some of the Valley's most unique wines. These can also be made as “field blends” (wines made from a mix of grape varieties grown in the same vineyard) along with Petite Sirah, Carignan and Alicante Bouschet.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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