Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California

“Our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from the family’s 150+year-old Rhinefarm Estate Vineyard, located on the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. The terrain above 150 foot elevation is dominated by Arrowhead Mountain and features steep, southwest-facing hillsides of shallow, rocky soils of volcanic ash and alluvial wash. Pervasive maritime breezes and long daylight exposure allow fruit to develop intense concentration while retaining vibrant structure. A portion is sourced from slightly warmer, high elevation sites adding weight to the mid palate.” a. Fresh blackberry and Bing cherry aromas are spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon bark with an underlying layer of earth and cedar. Medium-bodied and supple, yet richly flavored with fleshy dark plum and mocha supported by fine tannins and fresh acidity, this youthful, food-friendly Cab will develop beautifully over the next 8+ but has the finesse of the 2016 vintage for
immediate enjoyment.
” 2016 vintage: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, 4% Merlot. Winemaking: Night harvested. 28-32 days maceration. Extraction through twice daily gentle pump-overs. Weekly batonnage during the indigenous malolactic fermentation. Aged 18 months in 100% French oak, 45% new.