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Kunde Chardonnay 750ML 2013
Sku: 03538
Vibrant yellow with medium saturation, this showed a nose of ripe apples, buttered oats, graham cracker and slight lactic character. The freshness of the apple fruit core, paired with some brighte ...more
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
Reg. $17.99
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Vibrant yellow with medium saturation, this showed a nose of ripe apples, buttered oats, graham cracker and slight lactic character. The freshness of the apple fruit core, paired with some brighter lemon tones underneath, was the focus in this wine, though some spicy oak tones shown through. This had good acidity, and well integrated butter/oak tones that sat underneath. This is quite different from the Kunde "Nu" unoaked Chardonnay BLM had been carrying, but this style is quite appealing as well.
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Third, fourth and fifth generation Kunde family ownership. Estate-grown, produced and bottled wines from sustainably farmed vineyards. One of only six wineries in CA owned by the same family for more than 100 years. Kunde Estate is 1,850 acres in total. Sonoma Valleys largest single-estate vineyard 700 acres planted to 20 different varietals Seven different microclimates Volcanic, rust-cofactsd soils created from lava flows 5 million years ago New winemaker Zach Long brings diverse expertise gained from wine making experience Bordeaux and New Zealand. The Estate wines reflect unsurpassed value, designed for everyday enjoyment and varied cuisines. The Reserve wines represent the finest expression of the Kunde Estate vineyards through world class Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.