Buena Vista Winery 2014 The Count Founder’s Red
Sonoma County, California, United States
Jean-Charles Boisset has poured his passion into reviving the fortunes of the historic Buena Vista Winery. Long known for the quality of its Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, Buena Vista has an expanded portfolio that truly embraces the immense potential of Sonoma County. The Count is a blend of seven red varieties, including Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel, which were fermented and aged separately (12 months in a mix of Hungarian, French and American oak barrels) before blending and bottling. This is a rich, ripe and full-bodied red with potent cherry/berry, chocolate and spice notes. It’s seamless and enjoyable — the sort of modern red that’s capable of aging, but one wonders what you'd be waiting for?