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Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

Gundlach-Bundschu Winery Gundlach-Bundschu Winery is a family-owned, sixth-generation producer of distinctive estate-grown and bottled Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet-family varietals on the southern border of the Sonoma Valley AVA in California. We approach our vineyards, our wines and the world with spirit and open-minds, an outlook that pervades our entire winery organization. No day at Gundlach-Bundschu is dull. At Rhinefarm estate, we utilize our natural resources to produce wines that are reflective of the vintage and our 140-year old vineyards with four classic varietals at the core of our production: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our terroir is unique in its ability to produce this range of varieties with equal grace, and a synthesis of Old World winemaking methods and California ingenuity results in wines that are expressive and authentic. When you open a bottle of Gundlach-Bundschu, you uncork not only the earth's unique ability to produce poetry but also a rich, personal relationship between our family and the land on which we live.


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  Cabernet Franc
Intense cassis and black fruit aromas lead to a lush palate bursting with round black cherry, blackberry, tar and cocoa flavors and a full, velvety mouthfeel supported by mature, well integrated tannins and oak. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, tobacco and a touch of black licorice are evident in the broad finish. This opulent wine is captivating now, and will continue to improve for three to five years.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhinefarm Vineyard
The deep garnet color and intense aromas of the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon foreshadow the concentrated black currant, cassis and Christmas spice flavors to follow. Bright acidity and firm tannins frame the lush texture, leading to a long ripe finish dense with cocoa and molasses flavors. Delicious upon release; optimal cellaring time 2 to 15 years.
  Chardonnay, Rhinefarm Vineyard
This elegant, refined Chardonnay is grown on Rhinefarm's rare 30 year old Wente clone vines. Twelve individual lots were whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented, with only 30% undergoing malolactic fermentation. Aromas of tangerine and pineapple, with hints of stony, mineral scents. Elegant and round on the palate, with sweet and sour lemon, key lime and pineapple flavors, and a supple, creamy texture. Excellent acidity and balance culminate in a focused, fruit-driven finish.
  Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Ranch Vineyards
The Sangiacomo vineyard has long been renowned for producing many of Sonoma's finest Chardonnays. The 2002 vintage is a full-bodied Chardonnay, with complex aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and all-spice, followed by generous, focused flavors of ripe Asian pear and vanilla, complete with hints of hazelnut on the lingering finish.
  Gewürztraminer, Rhinefarm Vineyard
The assertive aromas of this Alsatian-style Gewürztraminer are reminiscent of lychee, orange blossom, and classic varietal spice, leading to full-flavored tangerine and pink grapefruit on the palate. Full-bodied, dry and spicy, this wine contains enough bright acidity to pair with a wide variety of cuisine including Indian, Chinese & Thai, and is a classic pairing with turkey, ham and sausage or holds its own as an aperitif. Double Gold Medal, 98 points - 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition. Gold Medal, 2005 San Diego International Wine Competition. Gold Medal, 2005 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition.
  Merlot, Desnudos Vineyard
This winery exclusive Merlot is grown on the Desnudos Vineyard, 700 feet up the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. Aromas of dried tobacco, cedar and sweet vanilla are followed by pretty black cherry, raspberry and brambly blackberry flavors. This medium bodied wine has a silky, round mouthfeel and firm tannin structure that make it approachable and food friendly now, with the ability to age gracefully.
  Merlot, Rhinefarm Vineyard
The 2003 Rhinefarm Merlot offers dusty cherry, cranberry, dried sage and allspice aromas. From the smooth entry, red currant and berry flavors prevail, as the well-integrated tannins and firm acidity carry the elegant structure through to a long, focused finish. Delicious upon release, this structured Merlot will benefit from five years of cellaring and continue to age gracefully for 10 to 12 years.
  Mountain Cuvée
Delightfully fragrant, with aromas of cedar, vanilla and spicy oak, this inviting red is has a rich and supple mouthfeel and intense, dark bing cherry flavors backed by nuances of dried tobacco and chaparral. The firmly structured finish of the 2002 Mountain Cuvée is long and smooth, with lingering cocoa and cherry notes. Enjoyable now, it will continue to improve in the bottle over the next four to five years.
  NV Bearitage Lot 12, California Claret
Intense red currant and clove aromas with cedar accents lead to lush, mouth-filling flavors of red cherry and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon gives this lush wine its weight and firm structure, while the opulent Zinfandel fruit contributes the long, fruit-drenched finish. 25% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 34% Zinfandel from the Sonoma and Lodi appelations. Bearitage may benefit from additional cellaring, but is ready to drink upon release.
  Pinot Noir
The 2002 Pinot Noir is both rich and balanced, with deep red cherry, cranberry and dried rose petal aromas that carry over to the flavors and expand in the mouth. The wine’s lush texture and concentrated Burgundian fruit flavors are complimented by toffee, mocha, and smoky accents throughout the palate, culminating in a long, smooth finish.
  Pinot Noir, Rhinefarm Vineyard
Rich and balanced, with deep black cherry, clove and dried rose petal aromas that carry over to the flavors and expand in the mouth. The suppleness of the 35-year-old Wente and Hanzell clone fruit gains depth and concentration from the young Pommard and Dijon blocks, resulting in a complex, mouth-filling, medium-bodied Pinot Noir packed with intense Burgundian fruit character framed by fine, resolved tannins. The long, smooth finish offers black plum, cherry, and roasted espresso bean flavors. This classic Pinot Noir will benefit from cellaring 3 - 7 years from the vintage date. Gold Medal, 2005 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition.
The 2003 Tempranillo shows classic spicy aromas and earthy flavors of dried currant, black fig, and toasty oak. Ripe, well-integrated tannins and a firm structure lead to a lingering finish of focused red fruit and espresso. As with any fine Rioja, Tempranillo is a food-friendly wine, pairing best with grilled meats and savory Mediterranean dishes. The 2003 vintage should age gracefully for five to seven years.
  Tempranillo Rosé, Rhinefarm Vineyard
A dry, Spanish style rosé made for outdoor dining, the fresh, red fruit flavors make it sip more like a nervy light red than a typical blush wine. Assertive red currant and cherry aromas lead to vivid raspberry and strawberry flavors in this memorable, light ruby-colored wine. A delicious aperitif, this rose is also a great pairing for the grill, and any kind of shellfish.
  Vintage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhinefarm Vineyard
Dark ruby color, earthy aromas of dusty herb, deep blackberry and cassis lead to complex layers of blackberry, clove and molasses flavors. The broad palate is framed by fine grain tannins that convey the rich black fruit and cedar flavors through a long finish. The label is the story of "Hymn to Dionysus," by Homer in which pirates abduct Dionysus, the son of Zeus and patron deity of wine, theater and song, having mistaken him for a wealthy prince. The god the Romans later called Bacchus avenges his captors by filling the ship with wine and causing a giant grapevine to overtake the mast. The panicked sailors realize their error and leap overboard, when Dionysus mercifully spares their lives by transforming them into dolphins. The fourth of seven labels in the Millennium Series, the 'Epic' label brings us to the 7th century BC, when Greek mythology elevated winemaking to the divine.
  Zinfandel, Morse Family
Ripe aromas of boysenberry jam and sweet vanilla are followed by intense flavors of black cherry and plum, with warm cinnamon spice and toasty notes that linger on the finish. Moderate tannins give the wine a supple, round texture.
  Zinfandel, Rhinefarm Vineyard
The 2003 Rhinefarm Vineyard Zinfandel is a smooth, supple wine loaded with varietal character, yet beautifully balanced with structure and finesse. Aromas of bramble berries, allspice and white pepper, with hints of licorice, are followed by rich, ripe black cherry flavors, a rich, chewy mouthfeel and a luscious mocha quality that lingers through the long finish. Ideal cellar time is 2 – 7 years from the vintage date.


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