Gundlach Bundschu Vintage Reserve
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 % Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 1 % Merlot
Tasting Notes: A stellar intense wine with ripe tannins and great aging potential.
"Deep ruby/purple-colored with a stunning nose of currants, Asian spices, tobacco, and graphite, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, deep, layered, yet seamless profile. Like all the wines here, it doesn't lack for tannin or structure, yet it's beautifully balanced and has an awesome finish. This is an incredibly classic, old-school Cabernet Sauvignon that's going to hit maturity around age 6-8 and cruise for two decades or more." - 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"This blend has a deep thread of ripe blackberries and plums, as well as mulberries. The oak adds plenty of sweet spice and the tannins are very well groomed. The 2015 vintage is doing great things here." - 95 Points, James Suckling
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red Vintage Reserve gives notes of fertile soil, tar and chargrill to begin, leading to a core of crushed black plums, cassis and blackberry pie plus hints of menthol, cedar, mocha and black olives. Full-bodied and with bags of black fruit and earthy flavors, it has a firm, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and savory." - 92 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
A family-owned, sixth-generation producer, Gundlach Bundschu was established in 1858. The Rhinefarm estate sits at the crossroads of the Sonoma, Carneros, and Napa appellations. A unique combination of steep hillsides and cool valley floors, Rhinefarm produces a broad variety of incrediblty high-quality wines. The company envisions themselves as "stewards of the environment" and aim to preserve the land for future generations. Their vineyards are certified sustainable and organic. They are currently working to eliminate towards carbon neutrality.