2013 Bundschu Family Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 LTR

Moon Mountain District

Striving to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma County, the Bundschus hit a high note with the 2013 vintage, receiving 96+ points from Robert Parker.

Retail $560.00

$560.00
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Tasting NOTES

Hailing from a phenomenal vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon, this inky, lush, blockbuster of a wine is not lacking on nuance and complexity either. Layered aromas of blackberries, cassis, violets, and dried lavender waft from the glass, drawing the senses into this full-bodied liquid velvet with bountiful dark fruits, cocoa shavings, wet-stone acidity, and beautifully fine and supple tannins. Structured to develop over the next 20+ years, these notes reflect what its showing now in its infancyall of this and we havent scratched the surface. . .

Vineyard NOTES

The Moon Mountain District Sonoma County AVA is Californias newest appellation, approved on October 1, 2013. Its 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
-Roughly half was Barn Block (Martini Clone) and half Oat Field Block (Clone 191)
-Harvested on September 29th, 2013
-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:
2013
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 .56g/100mL
PH:
3.86
Barrel Aging:
  • 22 months
    100% new French Oak
Alcohol %:
15%
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