Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Valley Mountain Cuvee Red Bordeaux Blend 2018 750ML
Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Valley Mountain Cuvee Red Bordeaux Blend 2018
A Bordeaux-inspired blend for everyday life that’s soft, lush and smooth but never sweet. Dangerously easy-drinking, this Merlot and Cabernet-based red wine offers balance, food-friendly structure and approachability. It’s crafted for everyday enjoyment in Sonoma Valley. Rated 91 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine.
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 Maycamas 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 a 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.
- Wine Type:
- Red Wine
- Mountain Cuvée
- Varietal Composition:
- 77% Merlot
- 13% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 4% Petit Verdot
- 3% Malbec
- 3% Cabernet Franc
- Sonoma Valley
- TA: 0.60 g/100ml
- Barrel Aging:
- 10 months French Oak, 20% New
- Alcohol %:
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