In Your Glass: Gundlach Bundschu, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, CA, 2015
As I’m on my way to Germany (anyone else heading to Prowein?) and knowing that there is a lot of white wine in my future, a glass of a bold red seemed like a proper sendoff.
I love some of GunBun’s badass details. The label is fairly clean and elegant, but the cork has whimsical icons — a gun, a lock, a bread bun, and a shoe — that spell out… well, I’m sure you can figure it out. Their packing tape also carries these images (how they get away with putting an image of a gun on a box I’ll never know).
Sonoma Valley’s cooler climate means Cabernet ripens slower and can develop great acidity, which was quite apparent in this delectable red. Ripe plum, raspberry, and blueberry were immediately apparent on the nose, followed by mocha and sweet baking spices. Black pepper and soft, worn leather also came through. While drinking the wine, the fruits seemed denser and more concentrated, almost like a pie filling. There was great body and structure but still a finesse. A long, lengthy finish had me reaching to take another sip.
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley
Winery: Gundlach Bundschu
Average Price: $55
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