Gundlach Bundschu, Mountain Cuvee, Sonoma County, California, 2018

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Tasting Notes: 

 A red blend that is soft, lush, smooth, never sweet, and dangerously easy to drink.

Pairings:
Appetizer Entree Dessert

Cheese Plate featuring Bleu Cheese, Brie, or Gouda

Steak, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Sandwiches Piled with Roast Beef, Pizza
Black Forest Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Chocolate Truffles
 

Details: 
Varietal: 74% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2017
Origin: Sonoma, California, US  Alc %: 14.6
Bottle/Can Size: 750ml

 

Aging/Vinification: 
8 months
15% new French oak
They harvest each lot separately based on the flavor profile the winemaking team strives for. The tannin structure is achieved through a three to five-day cold soak and by using pump-overs. This wine sees an average of 14 months in oak, primarily French.
Winemaker Notes:  
Mountain Cuvée honors the style and balance of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Sonoma County and pays homage to Bordeaux blends from France. We source vineyards from quality vineyards up against the Mayacamas Mountain range to create balance in the wine, fruit, tannin, and acid, choosing plots that exhibit the style we seek. For Merlot, we want grapes that ripen well and have an expressive personality and consistency. Then we find Cabernet Sauvignon which provides darkness to the wine – we source some of the fruit from Rhinefarm. Primarily, we use only two growers within 2 miles of our estate to create the Cuvée, or blend, controlling how the vineyard is farmed. This method allows us to get to know the vineyard and find the best way to approach it. During the winemaking process, we blend vineyard blocks together, evaluate and then create an oak program to place the finishing touches on the wine.
We call this managing the wine from dirt to bottle.