Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2011


—VINTAGES#: 397497
Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2011
A fine and savoury, balanced, plush and full-bodied merlot here from Gundlach Bundschu. Wood influence is a little pronounced for the time being, but should integrate in time, and this clearly has the required depth of fruit, alongside earthy and spicy elements, to ensure future balance. Nicely dialed all around, best after 2018. Tasted May 2015. Score - 90. (John Szabo, MS,, May 20, 2015)

Product Details

Release Date:
September 5, 2015
750 mL bottle
Made in:
California, USA
Vineburg, Llc Dba Gundlach Bundschu
Sugar Content:
4 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Full-bodied & Smooth
Situated at the juncture of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations, the estate vineyard of Gundlach Bundschu has been owned and farmed by the Bundschu family for over 150 years. They focus on creating small-lot, ultra-premium wines. The 2011 Merlot was sourced from the steep, southwest-facing hillsides of shallow, rocky soils of volcanic ash and alluvial wash in their over-150-year-old Rhinefarm estate vineyard. You can expect a lush and polished wine with concentrated fruit that will drink well for 5-10 years.

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