Gundlach Bundschu

Mountain Cuvée Sonoma County Red Blend

8.8704 ratings
8.736 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Simple nose of plums, cherries, light wood, spices and coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Sonoma County. Fruit forward with mild complexity.

A little "fake" on the nose, in the sense that something was definitely added to the wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better after some airtime.

A little hot, but smooth and elegant. Spicy and easy drinking.

A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

It's time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Simple nose of plums, cherries, light wood, spices and coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Sonoma County. Fruit forward with mild complexity.

A little "fake" on the nose, in the sense that something was definitely added to the wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better after some airtime.

A little hot, but smooth and elegant. Spicy and easy drinking.

A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

Jul 29th, 2021
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

THE best sub-$20 California wine I've had in a while. Primarily Merlot (80%) and Cabernet (17%), this is a exceptional food wine. Espresso and vanilla, and bursting with black cherries. What a value

THE best sub-$20 California wine I've had in a while. Primarily Merlot (80%) and Cabernet (17%), this is a exceptional food wine. Espresso and vanilla, and bursting with black cherries. What a value

9 people found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2016
Michael Westerberg

Threw in everything and the kitchen sink! Pairs nice with pizza!

Threw in everything and the kitchen sink! Pairs nice with pizza!

5 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
John Vesey

Excellent Blend from Sonoma Valley Ca-Look light purple, nose earth, green pepper, fruit fwd currant,blueberry,spicy,oak finish in the middle lite balanced

Excellent Blend from Sonoma Valley Ca-Look light purple, nose earth, green pepper, fruit fwd currant,blueberry,spicy,oak finish in the middle lite balanced

4 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

Deep purple. All in Bordeaux blend. A little bit of every taste bud profile working through this gem. Had with pizza. Nice pairing.

Deep purple. All in Bordeaux blend. A little bit of every taste bud profile working through this gem. Had with pizza. Nice pairing.

2 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2018
Elizabeth Stuart

Super smooth

Super smooth

2 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2017
Joanne Frette

Soft supple tannins and nice fruit with spice.

Soft supple tannins and nice fruit with spice.

2 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Garrett Powell

Fruit driven deep red. Deep cherry, plum, currant, and juicy blackberries.

Fruit driven deep red. Deep cherry, plum, currant, and juicy blackberries.

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2019
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

A solid 9. Lovely #cabernertsauvignon notes and then smooth #merlot flavors on the palate. #sonoma

A solid 9. Lovely #cabernertsauvignon notes and then smooth #merlot flavors on the palate. #sonoma

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2019
Brad Hemmer

Nice value for sure.

Nice value for sure.

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2017