Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée 2021, Sonoma County, California

This vintage, like the last, was a challenge for our team as we were once again faced with severe drought conditions. The historic lack of rainfall led to little soil moisture when the vines awoke from dormancy. Our intimate knowledge of the estate, combined with thehelp of soil moisture probes and evapotranspiration monitors, which measure how stressed our vines are, allowed us to coax just enough canopy growth to ripen a small but concentrated crop across all varietals. The grapes for
Mountain Cuvée are sourced from our Rhinefarm estate as well as fruit hand-selected from
vineyards along the Mayacamas Mountain range.
Tasting notes: A Bordeaux-obsessed blend featuring layer upon layer of ripe fruit – think boysenberry, cranberry and pomegranate – followed by a hint of toasty oak. Our Mountain Cuvée is a medium-bodied, red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot packed with juicy red fruit, black currants and and a dark chocolate finish. We’re getting silky tannins. Hints of oak and cedar. And an elegant structure with a finish that’s a real crowd-pleaser.