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Gundlach Bundschu Estate Merlot

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91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

With small additions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this savory, well-made wine is robust in dried herb, tobacco, tar and earth, with notes of sage beckoning in the background. A black cherry flavor complements the moderate tannin and oak accents.

Notes from the Winemaker

After skipping a vintage for the first time in 40 years due to the 2017 fires, Gundlach Bundschu is beyond thrilled to release the 2018 Rhinefarm Estate Merlot. Thanks to its natural tendency to thrive in the climate and soil, and the stellar growing conditions of this year, Team Merlot is back with a vengeance. French thyme, Himalayan blackberry, and filé powder swirl into a perfect blend of fruit and savory aromas. On the palate, flavors of dried red currant, nutmeg, and Morello cherries are balanced perfectly with fine, smooth tannins. This wine is singing its comeback song beautifully now, but the show will go on for the next 8+ years.


Blend: 92% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec

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Gundlach Bundschu Estate Merlot - In The Cru