Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
Alcohol Level: 15%
Region: California, Sonoma County / Napa Valley
The self-proclaimed Count, and our founder, Agoston Haraszthy, understood that great wine comes not only from great grapes, but also from great places. In the 1860's Buena Vista covered more than 6,000 acres reaching from the southernmost part of Sonoma Valley into Napa County. Both regions offer a unique terroir – the magical combination of all the attributes required to create outstanding wines of a particular site – from the soil, to the climate, to the site's exposure to the sun, to the vine itself.
Our Chateau Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates and honors Buena Vista's indelible presence and significant contributions to the California wine world. Buena Vista has returned to Napa Valley, where Cabernet is the King, if not the Count.
Grapes for this 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested primarily from three vineyards across Napa Valley. The Bartolucci Vineyard, located in St. Helena, lends mid palate and generosity to the wine while, the Chateau Dallage Vineyard in Oak Knoll, provides texture and plushness. The tannic backbone comes from grapes in the Juliana Vineyard located in the eastern hills of Napa. The wine went through extended maceration and was aged for 28 months in 39% new French oak before being racked and bottled unfiltered.
A dark ruby red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers fragrant aromas of black currants and cranberries. Full-bodied and balanced with layered flavors of plum, blackberries and cherries with notes of dark chocolate, oak and a touch of spice. Juicy and round tannins lead to a succulent finish.
- Red burgundy color
- Concentrated notes of strawberry and red raspberry
- Mouth-coating darker fruit flavors of blackberry and brambleberry grace the palate. Firm tannin structure.
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