2009 Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée Sonoma County Red Wine
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This reasonably priced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec is an excellent example of California winemaking. Lots of berry fruit, pepper, earth, spice box and underbrush as well as hints of wood and incense can be found in the aromas and flavors of this medium-bodied, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2009. Drink it over the next year or so.
Winemaker notes: "A serious yet easy-drinking red blend, loaded with deep black cherry and brambly blackberry fruit flavors, surrounded by cocoa powder, fresh tobacco and black spice accents. Juicy, lush is full of dense berry and cocoa. A rich, fruit-forward wine intended to be enjoyed within five years of the vintage."