WINEMAKER(S)
Anne Dempsey, Keith Emerson

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 54

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
A Tale of Two Winemakers

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Multiple Vineyards
Sonoma Valley
2015
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

In 2016, Robert Parker wrote that the Bordeaux-inspired wines from Gundlach Bundschu prove that Sonoma can produce “profound” and “world-class” Cabernet Sauvignons. His scores echo the compliment—the last four vintages of Gundlach Bundschu’s Vintage Reserve Bordeaux blend artist series wines have earned 93, 91, 93 and 97 points from The Wine Advocate.

As the pinnacle of the Cabernet Sauvignon program at the Gundlach Bundschu estate, Vintage Reserve receives only the highest quality grapes each harvest that are optically sorted and treated with kid gloves. Then, Gundlach Bundschu Winemakers Anne Dempsey and Keith Emerson craft the wine together, as they have since 2009. But winemakers don’t always agree on which barrels shine the brightest.

For this special auction lot, they didn’t have to decide. Anne and Keith blended a unique wine from their two personal favorite barrels of 2015 Vintage Reserve. Expect a full-bodied, muscular wine exhibiting the classic Gundlach Bundschu estate characteristics of dark chocolate, black fruits, mouth filling texture and solid acidity.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

June 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.