91 Insider Points
An historic symbol of Sonoma wine making, Buena Vista has crafted this lush and supple Zinfandel with a huge fruit profile, showing plum, cassis and blackberry compote, mild spice notes and just a hint of cedar. The texture is pure Zin, with chewy tannins, a supple body and lively acidity. An absolutely standout deal for the quality, enjoy at home or at your next dinner party, now through 2022. - DZ Jan 2017
Ahh, the deep and complex Zinfandel. Vintners in the Golden State have been blessed with optimal conditions to produce some real knock-out Zins. Producers and aficionados alike know that Sonoma County is a treasure trove for outstanding wines crafted from this iconic, black-skinned grape. Zins produced in warmer, inland regions without the climate fluctuations on the coast are often characterized with higher alcohol levels that can be intimidating. Not in the case of the 2014 Buena Vista Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Zin lovers, get ready for an easy-to-drink and elegant expression of the sumptuous varietal from Buena Vista, California’s first commercial winery. At the helm of historic Buena Vista is Jean-Charles Boisset, the Burgundian scion passionately driving the production of world-class wines. The 2014 Buena Vista Zinfandel is a shining expression of that dedication showcased within the distinguished Boisset Family Collection.
Dark garnet in color, this bold and sumptuous red wine boasts complexity, character and depth. Elegant aromas of rich boysenberries and cocoa introduce flavors of bramble berries, cassis, black cherry and black pepper to the silky smooth palate. Well-balanced with a firm structure, this wine is absolutely delicious and drinking perfectly now.
The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery's founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique, small-production wines that honor the winery's pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking. Available only at the winery and for club-members, the diverse selection of Vinicultural Society wines explores clonal selections, varietals, vineyards and the incredible terroir of Sonoma County.
The 2014 vintage of our Sonoma County Zinfandel is a true representation of Sonoma County’s diverse terroir and is an exceptional expression of the varietal. Opening with aromas of crushed boysenberries and cocoa with an elegant hint of rose petal, flavors of briar and bramble-fruit, cassis and black cherry envelop the palate.
Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine industry at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista Carneros is California’s oldest premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to the Tasting Room & Visitor’s Center.
One of California's firsts is now one of California's finest wineries. Set along the south-facing hillside overlooking San Pablo Bay, Buena Vista Carneros's breathtaking property is one of the most significant in Carneros. Straddling the southern-most tips of Sonoma and Napa Counties, wind and fog sweep in daily from the bay to cool the vines and extend the growing season. Nearly 500 acres in this most spectacularly situated region of Carneros, Buena Vista Carneros' Ramal Vineyard boasts a remarkable number and range of sites with more than 100 seperate vineyard blocks based on topography, geology and microclimates.
Well balanced with a firm structure, this wine is the perfect complement to a variety of barbeque dishes.