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2010 Gundlach Bundschu Merlot "Sonoma Valley"

Gundlach Bundschu 2010 Sonoma Valley Merlot

Winery: Gundlach Bundschu

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, & 3% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 5,018

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 8, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque Merlot opens with a black cherry bouquet with hints of plum and musty oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and slightly rustic. The flavor profile is a slight tart black cherry and black raspberry blend with integrated old oak and a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a little while. This wine would pair well with mushroom burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of violets and blueberries are followed by a fleshy palate of blackberry and chocolate, woven with licorice and black tea. Elegant tannins add weight and a polished texture and lead to a bright, lush finish. Delicious upon release, this Merlot will benefit from five years of cellaring from vintage and continue to age gracefully for at least ten years.

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