2014 Bundschu Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 LTR

Moon Mountain District

The newest vintage of Bundschu Family Cabernet Sauvignon may be our best yet. Available here in a collectable magnum.

Retail $560.00

$560.00
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Tasting NOTES

Blessed with another stellar vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon and impeccable fruit from the Kamen Vineyard, the Bundschu family has crafted an intensely layered, dark and savory expression of the pinnacle of Sonoma Cab. Lifted aromas of violets, blue fruits, and cassis intermingle with warm oak spices and cedar. Rich and structured with fine, dusty tannins, the youthfully tight palate hints at dark fruit and earth, boysenberry compote, fresh cinnamon and an enduring finish flush with savory cocoa. Let this wine develop over 10 years and the hints will become abundance.

Vineyard NOTES

The Moon Mountain District Sonoma County AVA is California’s newest appellation, approved on October 1, 2013. It’s a feather-shaped region that runs northwest to southeast and comprises roughly 17,663 acres overall, 8% of that planted to wine grapes — including some very old and respected vineyards. The new appellation is enclosed entirely within the already existing Sonoma Valley AVA.

Located alongside the western slopes of Mayacamas Mountain, the range that separates Napa from Sonoma, Moon Mountain rises from 400 to 2,200 feet. It is an aptly-named arid, remote, lunar-like moonscape so pocked with deep hollows and craters that being there feels like standing on the moon.

The rocky red soils of Moon Mountain have excellent drainage and are primarily volcanic ash – called Sonoma Volcanics – which were formed from 5 million year old prehistoric lava flows of andesite, tufa, obsidian and basalt with a thin top layer of clay loam. The grapes must work hard to access the water they need.

Owned by screen writer Robert Kamen, Kamen Vineyard is meticulously and organically farmed by legendary viticulturist Phil Coturri. Yields are low, 2-3 tons per acre, leaving small, very concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with intense mineral rich flavors.

Production NOTES

-Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak selected for refinement and elegance
-Native fermentations in new French oak puncheons
-Berries sorted by hand
-Mix of small pump-overs and punch downs by hand
-On skins for — 30 days

Using primarily new oak, you will find the oak balanced and integrated because we chose extra fine grain wood, opting for medium toasts and choosing the best coopers that allow the expression of the vineyard to come through.
-25% Taransaud (heavy toast)
-25% Baron (medium long toast)
-25% Ermitage (medium long toast)
-25% Vicard (medium long toast)

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Vintage:
2014
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Bundschu Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 LTR
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Kamen Vineyard
Appellation:
Moon Mountain District
Acid:
TA .51g/100ml
PH:
3.8
Barrel Aging:
  • 22 months
    100% new French Oak
Alcohol %:
15%
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