77% Merlot • 13% Cabernet Sauvignon • 4% Petit Verdot • 3% Malbec • 3% Cabernet Franc
"2018 had incredibly moderate and consistent day time temperatures pushing this
growing season until the 1st week of November. The latest we have finished
picking in almost a decade. These perfect conditions resulted in impeccable fruit
quality across all varietals. Flavor and phenolic ripeness was achieved at lower
sugar levels. This balance has created some of the most elegant and age worthy
wines produced in recent memory. Yields were also exceptional, which means
great wine and lots of it. Truly a goldilocks type vintage, with all aspects
(climate, hangtime, and yields) being just right.
Relying on the Bundschu Family’s 161+ years of Sonoma vineyard knowledge, the
grapes for Mountain Cuvée are sourced from our Rhinefarm estate as well as fruit
hand-selected from vineyards along the Mayacamas Mountain range."
"Crafted to satisfy the contemplative connoisseur, yet approachable for the casual
imbiber, and, affordable for all the above. Refreshing aromas of black cherries and
blackberries lifted by vanilla and warm baking spices lead into a light-to-medium
bodied palate of more dark fruit, savory cocoa and earth, while dusty tannins and
mouth-watering acidity leave a lingering freshness. As with previous vintages, this
wine is ready to pair with a myriad of cuisines and occasions, or enjoy on its own,
knowing it will leave you clamoring for more."