United States → California → Sonoma County → Sonoma Valley
esbrown reviewed Gundlach Bundschu Merlot Sonoma Valley Rhinefarm Vineyard 2004 on July 1, 2007
The 2004 Merlot may have been my favorite in this particular line up, as it was just an impeccably balanced wine. Aromas of ripe black fruits intertwine with dry earth, warm rock and a little dusty component. The flavors follow the same balance of earthy and fruity, but also add an element of rich dark chocolate and roasted herb. Chewy tannins and bright acidity on the finish lead me to believe a few years in the cellar would coax even greater nuance from this bottle.