Dark color with a nice smooth red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some bright red cherries to match the nose along with some plum. There’s a hint of sweetness and some dried fruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm acidity along with some nice dryness. I would give it an 88+.
From the LCBO web site:
Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée 2012 Red Blend — VINTAGES#: 397521
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
… Gun-Bun is one of the Sonoma wineries I never stop talking about, and this red blend is one of the reasons why. I don’t even know exactly what-all is in this, but it evokes something from the southern half of France, and with the big delicious plum note that jumps out of this wine I’m guessing Merlot is one of them. Also full of dark berries, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Rounded, nuanced, and rich. Buy it now, drink it soon. (Amy Glynn, pastemagazine.com, Sept. 8, 2015) $19.95
Release Date: January 9, 2016 Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By: Vineburg, Llc Dba Gundlach Bundschu Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Varietal:Red Blend
Description From the oldest family-owned winery in California, this is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a bit of Zinfandel and smidgens of Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Robert Parker Jr. awarded this wine a rating of 88 points in Nov. 2014, citing its ‘attractive texture’ and ‘seductive finish.’