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The 2019 Tempranillo embraces Spanish elegance as a medium-bodied wine with alluring aromas. More info »
So distinct are the aromas of the 2019 Cab Franc that one might wonder how their red wine smells like a bouquet of flowers or a bundle of herbs and chocolate.
One of the foundational grapes of Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is the genetic father of Cabernet Sauvignon. Nowadays, it is used sparingly in red blends, but not often found as the main player. Here at Gundlach Bundschu, the grape thrives so well in our tailor-made soils and climate, we simply have to showcase it. With aromas of fresh earth, black raspberries and rose petal, an intense mid-palate of dark cherries and damson plums leads to a long, graceful cacao conclusion. This wine is a must with sautéed duck breast or lamb burgers.
Eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. the Bundschu family's 150+ year of vineyard wraps around the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. It's here that our eight acres of Cabernet Franc vineyards experience a 10 degree heat difference from the valley floor during the summer growing season. allowing the fruit to fully ripen. Planted at 100 feet elevation with the Mt Veeder clone in 1999 and 2005. it features Rhyolitic ash and alluvial wash soil so the vines struggle to reach root depth. This combination produces deeply colored. concentrated. balanced wines.
Hand-harveSTed in the cool morning
Twice daily pump-overs
Indigenous malolactic fermentation and weekly battonage
Retail $53.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members