Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Valley Merlot 2012

$29

The Merlot on the winery's estate is distinctively dark and weighty, and especially so in the 2012 vintage. Aromas of blueberries laced with black tea and cocoa are followed by beautifully integrated flavors of blue and purple fruits, semi-sweet chocolate, fresh tobacco leaf and spice box. Supple tannins add weight and a polished texture and lead to a lush finish of ripe berries laced with pekoe tea. Delicious upon release, this Merlot will benefit from five years of cellaring from vintage and continue to age gracefully for at least ten years.

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Ratings on Delectable

Daniel Peters

Wow! Heavy and spicy! Yummy and long finish helloooooo!

Wow! Heavy and spicy! Yummy and long finish helloooooo!

9.0

Paul Hoffert

Berry flavors with hints of tea and maybe a little tobacco flavor. Nice finish.

Berry flavors with hints of tea and maybe a little tobacco flavor. Nice finish.

8.8

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

Beautiful wine. Ripe strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry with dark chocolate, smoke, toast, and tiny hints of violets, lavender, and wet leaves.

Beautiful wine. Ripe strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry with dark chocolate, smoke, toast, and tiny hints of violets, lavender, and wet leaves.

9.1

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Long ago I sold this wine. The aromas/flavors resonate strongly with those older versions. Undercurrent of fresh herb to go with the floral black cherry tastes.

Long ago I sold this wine. The aromas/flavors resonate strongly with those older versions. Undercurrent of fresh herb to go with the floral black cherry tastes.

8.6

Deborah Malveaux

Ruby red. Medium. Dense red berry nose. Fruity merlot. Tobacco. Very smooth. Nice bottle for the value.

Ruby red. Medium. Dense red berry nose. Fruity merlot. Tobacco. Very smooth. Nice bottle for the value.

8.7

Erik Sjolund

Super blueberry! Hibt o cassis. Quite structured.

Super blueberry! Hibt o cassis. Quite structured.

8.9

Bob Miniter

Just another great job from The best winery in Sonoma

Just another great job from The best winery in Sonoma

9.1

Maria Blanchard

Blue and red berries, hints of dark chocolate, smooth finish. Usually not a Merlot fan, but I really like this one

Blue and red berries, hints of dark chocolate, smooth finish. Usually not a Merlot fan, but I really like this one

8.9

Oleg Prophet

Ok

Ok

8.7

John Flores

Dark cooked berries. Light caramel wood. Opens up to bright raspberry. Deep opaque red/black. Luxurious mouthfeel. Black cherry. Soft cacao. Finishes light, oaky.

Dark cooked berries. Light caramel wood. Opens up to bright raspberry. Deep opaque red/black. Luxurious mouthfeel. Black cherry. Soft cacao. Finishes light, oaky.

8.7

Location

  • 1 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
    Saturday: 11am-7pm
    Sunday: Closed

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