2007 Kunde Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
|Vineyard:||Kunde Family Estate|
In 2007, we experienced some heat in late August and early September that pushed our white grapes to rapid ripeness, but our later ripening Bordeaux reds, such as the Cabernet, matured beautifully at the right time. Classic French winemaking techniques were used in crafting this Cabernet Sauvignon: pumpovers twice per day with aeration, pressing at near dryness, and blending of other Bordeaux varieties to produce a complete and complex wine. The cuvee was aged for 16 months in a blend of French, Hungarian, and American oak cooperage, 38% new. The wine was bottled in July 2009.
Background"More than any other grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon at Kunde Family Estate seems to produce a distinctive flavor profile year after year. Our 2007 vintage of Cabernet maintains that tradition. From the opening aromas of raspberries and rosemary, you'll know this wine couldn't be from any place but Kunde. The flavors of cherries and cocoa powder reflect the distincitve red soil of our estate. Pasta with a Tuscan style meat sauce or beef tenderloin prepared with a paprika infused wine sauce will bring out the fruit flavors of this velvety wine."Winemaker Zach Long
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