Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine world at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Today, the legend is being reborn under the vision of Jean-Charles Boisset.
Winemaker Brian Maloney harnessed more than 160 years of winemaking vision for this exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon, a unique blend of vineyards from the Mayacamas Mountains specifically selected to highlight the nuanced terroir of these high elevation sites. The Moon Mountain District boasts long, dry summers and moderate winters. The AVA is cooled by breezes from both the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay, though its distance means their influence is subtle. The high altitude exposes vines to long, bright days; its western facing slopes means full exposure to the afternoon sun. Achieving ripeness there for wine grapes is a guarantee, and the fruit is nearly always spectacular.
Buena Vista Winery’s High Elevation Cabernet Sauvignon will be bottled unfiltered after extended oak aging. Expect rich aromatic notes of dark fruits like blueberry and black cherry with a touch of dusty rose and robust flavors of blackberry and mocha with a sweet spice upon the finish. It is an elevated wine that brings a historic aspect to any carefully curated cellar.
A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.