Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée - California - 2016

A bit understated to the point of mumbling, this blend lacks any oomph to distinguish it from a million competitors. Notes of blackberry and smoke are subdued, but fans of subtle wine may find this acceptable. For me, it was just too timid. Paired with steak, it didn’t hold up. Insane blend invokes a wine made of floor sweepings: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot. Seriously?