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Gundlach Bundschu

Gundlach Bundschu
The family has always set high standards in the business, but that certain something that really makes a GB wine is a little more elusive. It is timeworn family talent, effused with overall good humor and enthusiasm that permeates the Gundlach Bundschu tradition and carries the family through the best and worst that the years have to offer. Tracing the threads of a seven-generation history woven on and around Rhinefarm, one can't shake the sense that there's a bit of something akin to magic at work here: one might call it soul. Bavarian-born Jacob Gundlach set sail for America in November 10, 1850 and arrived in San Francisco exactly one year later. This quiet man of action proved his mettle (and wine-savvy) during the voyage, when the boat was shipwrecked off the west coast of Africa. Not only did he rescue his shipmates, but enlivened their New Years Eve on the island by saving some wine from the sinking ship, and according to his journal, brewing a "very good punch." Within a year of arrival in San Francisco, he had established the Bavaria Brewery, which quickly became a San Francisco institution. Following in his father's footsteps, Jacob next looked to winemaking: a relatively unexplored opportunity in America at this time. In 1857, he partnered with Emil Dresel to buy a 400-acre parcel of land in Sonoma, which they called Rhinefarm. (Only 11 years earlier this land had been under Mexican rule.) The next year, Jacob traveled to his homeland and brought back European rootstock for planting on Rhinefarm, along with a childhood-sweetheart bride named Eva. The first Rhinefarm Vintage was celebrated in 1861, and by this time, Jacob and Eva had a new baby daughter named Francisca. Enter the dashing Charles Bundschu, from Mannheim, Germany, who brings his florid prose and keen business sense to the company in 1868. Emil Dresel dies the next year, leaving his portion of the farm to his brother Julius, and J. Gundlach & Co. is established. Charles marries Francisca in 1875. During these years, phylloxera becomes a major threat to vineyards throughout the state. Julius and Jacob's successful experiments to develop a resistant rootstock spare Rhinefarm from total devastation, and revolutionize viticultural methods.
Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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jd 90
Embracing the concentration of the 2015 vintage from whence it comes, this Cabernet Sauvignon is dense, powerful, and compact. The long growing season engendered by our cool climate Sonoma vineyard means this Cab did not have to sacrifice acidity and freshness, however. Classic aromas of blackberries and black raspberry liquor ... more
BN#682924

Price:$59.88

$52.99

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in mixed case $47.69

SKU ym_110120

Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee 2017

Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee 2017

We are pleased to present the 2017 Mountain Cuvée, 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 ... more
BN#682925

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Price:$26.35

$16.99

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SKU ym_102826B

Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2018

Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2018

Warranting high fives all around for our cellar and winemaking crew, the 2018 Gewürztraminer is a showstopper. Aromas of night blooming jasmine flowers, lychee, stone fruit, and even cantaloupe, are balanced by a subtle richness in texture, and of course, a crisp, dry finish. To top it off, its pale ... more
BN#712089

Price:$35.50

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SKU ym_602629

Gundlach Bundschu Vintage Reserve 2015

Gundlach Bundschu Vintage Reserve 2015

BN#719993

Price:$125.00

$109.99

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 750ml

SKU ym_713128

 

Price:$125.00

$99.99

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in mixed case $89.99

 750ml

SKU ym-73125





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