Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee 2012

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SKU 01894

750ml

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Mountain Cuvée is a modern American blend that pays homage to the classic red clarets made famous by the vignerons of southwest France. A serious yet easy-drinking red blend, loaded with lush black plum, blackberry, and creamy cocoa flavors, with accents of smoke and black tea. Juicy, creamy and round mouthfeel with soft tannins supporting generous fruit. The long finish is full of dense berries and mocha flavors. A rich, fruit-forward wine intended to be enjoyed within five years of vintage.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Gundlach Bundschu
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateA California Côtes du Rhône look-alike, the 2012 Mountain Cuvée is a blend of 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 8% Zinfandel and the rest small dollops of Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec aged 14 months in mostly French oak. It reveals spicy, peppery, meaty notes intermixed with hints of Provençal herbs, dense black cherry and plum-like fruit, medium to full body, an attractive texture, and a seductive finish. Drink it over the next several years.

Robert Parker, November 2014
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastAn unidentified mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from throughout the county, this is a smoky, leathery expression of sanguine black and red fruit that's approachable and easygoing. The finish has a bittersweet note of chicory.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2015