Bordering a region where “Cab is King” (and the prices are fit for royalty), Sonoma has diversified the focus of its reputation to several varietals. But a vintage like 2013 is a prime example why the Bundschus have always championed Bordeaux varietals on this side of the Mayacamas. Opulently deep in color, the lush nose greets with dark plums, blueberries, and black currants lifted by warm, oak-driven spices of cinnamon and vanilla, and milk chocolate. Reminiscent of a walk in Willy Wonka’s factory, the seductively creamy chocolate aromas lead to semi-sweet chocolate morsels on the weighty palate, masterfully layered with almost juicy cassis, dark berries, and dark roast espresso framed by firm tannins, perfectly balanced with lively acidity. This decadent stroll ends with velvety dark cocoa on the finish that seems to think it’s an ever-lasting gobstopper, lingering on and on. A powerhouse Sonoma Valley Cab (and at affordable Sonoma prices), enjoy this now with at least an hour of decanting or age for the next 7-12 years.
Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Rhinefarm creates wines of depth and power, well-integrated tannin structure, intense dark fruit and layers of cocoa and cassis. Our Cabernet Sauvignons age beautifully up to ten years and beyond.