Gundlach Bundschu’s website calls this wine “A seriously red blend for everyday. Seriously.” and we definitely found this to be true when we delved into a bottle on a very chilly winter weeknight.
Gundlach Bundschu was one of the first wineries we ever visited when we started many in a series of trips to Sonoma County, and we tend to visit whenever we are near the town of Sonoma (not always the case because we love to center our trips around Healdsburg).
As I sipped a glass of the 2012 Mountain Cuvee, all bundled up in a hoodie and slippers and fleece galore, I couldn’t help but think back to this beautiful day last September when we were almost too hot when we brought our tastes out to enjoy Gun Bun’s beautiful views. I said almost because too hot just doesn’t really happen to me.
The Mountain Cuvee, while ripe, fruity Sonoma through and through, is a perfect wine for winter, with rich notes of cocoa and a bit of tobacco. It’s big and bold but balanced and elegant enough to pair with food like a beef stew or a roast wrapped in bacon or something as equally as hearty.
We paired our Mountain Cuvee with a thick, veggie and spicy soy chorizo filled tomato sauce over whole wheat penne, a nod to both the weather and our resolution to eat better in the New Year.
Have you found any new favorite wines yet in 2015?