2013 Merlot, Heritage Selection

Sonoma Valley

Three generations of Bundschus have worked hard to grow and identify the best Merlot on the property each year, culminating in a small production, special bottling deemed worthy of the “Heritage” designation.

Due to the limited availability of this item, the maximum order quantity is 12.

$65.00
 
$780.00
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Tasting NOTES

Parker’s 97 points for this wine is an affirmation of the continuing legacy that went into creating this young, gorgeous, black cherry and plum with graphite, dusty chocolate, and cola driven wine that has chewy tannins, a fully body layered with currants, wet earth, and cocoa, and a massive finish.

Vineyard NOTES

Eight miles north of San Pablo Bay, the Bundschu family’s 158 year-old vineyard wraps around the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. The terrain features steep, southwest-facing hillsides of shallow, rocky soils of volcanic ash and alluvial wash. Pervasive maritime breezes and long daylight exposure allow fruit to develop intense concentration while retaining vibrant structure. Two distinct blocks of Merlot have consistently produced top lots with the greatest complexity, concentration and balance. Each vintage, the top five barrels from these lots are selected for this distinctive bottling.

Production NOTES

“The 2013 Merlot Heritage Selection does indeed remind me of some of the great vintages of Pétrus in the 1960s and early 1970s.” We’re humbled to be compared to one of the best Bordeaux wines by an expert who made his name reviewing Bordeaux: Robert Parker, Jr. First planting Merlot on Rhinefarm in the 1950s, three generations of Bundschus have worked hard to grow and identify the best Merlot on the property each year, culminating in a smallproduction, special bottling deemed worthy of the “Heritage” designation.

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Vintage:
2013
Wine Type:
Varietal:
Merlot, Heritage Selection
Varietal Composition:
  • 94% Merlot
  • 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3% Petit Verdot
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA 0.56g/100ml
PH:
3.79
Barrel Aging:
Alcohol %:
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