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Gundlach Bundschu Winery Chardonnay 2008

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Item Number: 000637
Manufacturer: Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Manufacturer Part No: A08700030165
Vintage: 2008
Size: 750ml
Condition: New
Alcohol %: 13.5
Now In Stock: 24
Here’s a wine that could easily pass for a Carneros product, because it’s
grown just over the border from Carneros at the very bottom of the Sonoma
Valley appellation.  That means it gets blown cool even on the warmest
afternoons, and stays cool well into the morning before the fog lifts.  The
plant
material is classic California (Wente and Robert Young clones), an
 the wine making also shows plenty of California’s muscular approach to
Chardonnay: whole cluster pressing, a cold soak, barrel fermentation with
a percentage of new French oak, and stirring of the lees for nine months.
One of the best things about this wine is that you can smell or taste just
about every one of those elements.  The whole cluster pressing and cold
soak captured the brighter aspects of the apple, melon and pear flavors,
while the barrel fermentation and lees stirring infused the wine with warmth,
richness and a gorgeous palate spread.  Normally I don’t tie flavor and mouth
feel descriptors to wine making so directly, but it’s clear that winemaker Linda
Trotter created exactly the wine she had in mind.

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