Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Merlot 2012

Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Merlot 2012

SKU 7368


The Merlot on our estate is distinctively dark and weighty, and especially so in the 2012 vintage. Aromas of blueberries laced with black tea and cocoa are followed by beautifully integrated flavors of blue and purple fruits, semi-sweet chocolate, fresh tobacco leaf and spice box. Supple tannins add weight and a polished texture and lead to a lush finish of ripe berries laced with pekoe tea. Delicious upon release, this Merlot will benefit from five years of cellaring from vintage and continue to age gracefully for at least ten years.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Brand Gundlach Bundschu
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
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Wine EnthusiastSourced from the winery's estate vineyard, this bottling presents a compelling depth of earthiness, a stony, rocky sense that gives it a savory edge. Tobacco and tea surround ample plum and blueberry. The wine is approachable and soft, with tiny percentages of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

Virginie Boone, September 1, 2015

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