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2016 GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU MOUNTAIN CUVEE '750ML'
2016 GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU MOUNTAIN CUVEE '750ML'
 
Bottle Price $24.99
Sale Price $20.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Red Blend
Country United States

Availability: Oversell: Y Discount: N
Product Code: 2812057_PI
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Description
 

GREAT VALUE + GREAT VINTAGE + GREAT WINEMAKER + GREAT PARKER SCORE = BUY ME!

Gundlach-Bundschu is one of California's oldest wineries, founded in 1858. Their glory years came to a halt in April 1906 when their San Francisco winery, located at 2nd and Bryant, was destroyed in the calamitous earthquake and fire. The modern "Gun-Bun" era begins in 1969, when young Jim Bundschu convinced his father Towle to replant their family's historic, 100-year old Rhinefarm vineyard just east of Sonoma. Today those replanted vines are 47 years old, and cranking out their best fruit of all time. The family paid of the mortgage on this historic property and vineyard decades ago and as a result they don’t have to charge $80 a bottle for their great wines.

2014 is very well possibly the greatest vintage we are going to see in our lifetime from Northern California. Robert Parker has rated the vintage the highest he has ever rated a vintage, 98pts over the 37 years he has rated the region. Every leading critic is raving about the vintage and Gundlach Bundschu’s 2013 Mountain Cuvee is a screaming buy under $20 from this great vintage.

Gun-Bun as they are known today have a great winemaker making their wines. Keith Emerson started out at Cakebread before moving to Gun-Bun. He also makes wine with Philippe Melka at Vineyard 29. He also oversees the winemaking programs for a number of custom-crush clients, such as Melka Wines and Skipstone Ranch, and works with several respected growers, including David Abreu, Mike Wolf, Jim Barbour, Piña Vineyard Management and Silverado Farming Company, among others. Keith also consults for Robert Craig, Martin Ray, Vinoce, Levensohn and Knighton Family Vineyards. I have enjoyed many of his wines over the years and he is as good as it gets.

The 2014 Mountain Cuvee is a superb blend of Bordeaux grapes blending Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec resulting in a big; rich, opulent red that at under $20 a bottle is an absolute steal when compared to what’s available in the market place at this price point, almost a throw back in time. Wines of this pedigree were prices this way 15 years ago. This is a whole lot of wine for the money.


The Wine Advocate - "
The outstanding 2013 Mountain Cuvee Proprietary Red, which is 80.4% Merlot, 17.4% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Malbec, was aged ten months in a combination of new and used oak. The good news is that there were 16,000+ cases of this outstanding wine. Dense purple in color with a big beautiful nose of black cherries, cassis, chocolate and espresso roast, this opaque, full-bodied wine has gorgeous purity, a beautifully layered texture and a heady, rich finish. This is a stunner and quite a steal in the marketplace. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."

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