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Wine Tasting: Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

In today’s wine tasting, I sample a bottle of Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from California’s Sonoma Valley.  Thank you, Kunde Family Winery, for providing a bottle to try out.

Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is considered the "house" wine of Kunde Family Winery. Get the tasting notes and recommended food pairings!

You can learn a little bit about a wine from the bottle.  For example, the wine label on the bottle of Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon shares that it’s 14.5% alcohol and it comes from Sonoma Valley.  Plus, it provides its own tasting notes.

Luxuriously layered with deep notes of raspberry and dark cocoa, our estate grown Cabernet reveals a palate of black cherry, fig and cinnamon spice wrapped in velvety tannins.  Pop the cork – your grilled rib eye or roasted lamb never had it this good.

You can learn even more about a wine from the winery’s website.  Here’s a few things I picked up from the Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 page.

  • 2013 was an excellent growing season for Cabernet, with long, warm days, and cool nights.
  • This wine was aged 19 months in French oak.
  • The winery recommends enjoying with family alongside barbecue, burgers, and spare ribs.
  • This wine costs $30 per bottle in the winery’s wine shop.

Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is considered the "house" wine of Kunde Family Winery. Get the tasting notes and recommended food pairings!

Let’s separate the marketing language from what’s actually in the glass.  Raspberry, cocoa, and black cherry?  You might be forgiven for thinking this was a box of assorted chocolates.  In the interest of helping people sort out the flavor and aroma notes in wine, wineries include these food-related comparisons.  Usually, these notes are not “in your face”; rather, they’ll drift into your consciousness if you take time to focus on the wine.

Here are my impressions.  While the recommended food pairings seem a bit broad (everything from lamb to burgers), they coalesce around a theme: strongly flavored meat.  Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is hearty enough to match the strength of even the most assertive meat dishes, all the way to barbecue.  Of course, you can’t go wrong when you pair this wine with beef of any kind.  It’s accessible enough to bring out for casual gatherings, but has enough sophistication to make you say, “Nice!”

Try these recipes with this Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.

Creole Beef Tenderloin

New York Strip Roast

15 Tasty Grilled Beef Recipes


Shop for Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon here.


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Lol about a box of assorted chocolates, exactly what came to my mind as I read the ingredients in this wine haha! I would love some of it after I have had the baby ;)

xx, Kusum |

Jay Simms

Monday 10th of April 2017

This looks like a delicious and taste wine that would go perfect with a cheese board. I will have to give it a try.


Monday 10th of April 2017

From the notes it sounds like a full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Usually dark cherry notes go very well with red meat. I am a wine lover and I have been to Chile recently where i learned more about this delicious drink :)

Rebecca Swenor

Monday 10th of April 2017

This bottle of Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 sounds amazing. I would love to try this wine. Wine is something I love drinking with dinners now that I am older. This would be great for our family barbecue this summer. Thanks for sharing the information.


Sunday 9th of April 2017

I have never been much of a wine drinker, so I appreciate posts like these! They teach me what to look for.