2009 Gundlach Bundschu Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Sonoma Valley
Harvest Dates: September 25, 2009 Vinification: Harvested by hand in cool morning hours Destemmed to stainless steel fermenters Yeast strains Prise de Mousse 15-day primary fermentation Gentle pump-overs throughout fermentation Free run separated from press-fraction After single racking in tank transferred to barrels Barrels stirred weekly through malolactic fermentation Filtered to bottle Oak Regimen: 15 months in 50% French, 50% American oak; 35% new
DescriptionExplosive aromas of ripe berries, fresh lilac and white pepper demand attention, and are mirrored in the lush and juicy flavors of fresh brambly blackberries and boysenberry preserve. Fine-grain French oak adds creaminess to the texture, while the American oak contributes notes of spice that linger through a long, rich finish. Ideal cellar time is two to seven years from vintage date. Pair with short ribs, grilled pork, fresh figs and blue cheeses.