Aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and white pepper are followed by flavours of wild strawberries, cranberries, caramel and cardamom. Medium-bodied with velvety tannins and a clean, balancing acidity.
The grapes are sourced from four different sites in Carneros, spanning the heavy clay soils of the eastern side to the sandier soils of the western side of the AVA. Harvest was made by hand at night.
The grapes were hand sorted and gently destemmed. They were then fermented in small open top fermenters, before being gently pressed and then aged in a mix of French and Hungarian oak barrels (around one fifth new) for ten months.
Pinot Noir 100%
Founded in 1857 by the self-proclaimed ‘Count of Buena Vista’ Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista pioneered the production of high quality wines in California. Here he introduced ground-breaking viticultural practices such as dry-farming and hillside planting as well as constructing California’s first gravity fed winery. Following several changes in ownership, the historic winery was purchased in 2011 by the Boisset family from Burgundy. Under Jean-Charles Boisset the winery has undergone extensive renovation and the Count’s original vision is being pursued with renewed vigour.