Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma Valley

Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 14.4%

Tasting notes: “Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very fresh aromas of red berries and red cherries with a hint of grassy meadow in the background. Palate-saturating flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and ripe strawberry on entry, finding every nook and cranny in the mouth, and ending with some suavity and length. The wine has a well-proportioned backbone of tannins and acidity creating the balance to age, but it is ready to enjoy now.” 

Score: 92

(Rusty Gaffney,, Oct 6, 2014)

“From the ripe and generous 2012 vintage, this is a pinot in the sweet and spicy style, with generous mouth feel and palate-warming alcohol. Tannins are fairly abundant, but also very ripe, and wood is still noted but not excessive. Come back to this after 2016, and serve with a light chill to tone down the alcohol. Tasted April 2015. Value Rating: *1/2”

Score: 90

(John Szabo,, April, 2015)

$49.00 per bottle

Available by the bottle at LCBO VINTAGES through the May 2, 2015 release. Click HERE to check store availability. LCBO# 397513