2016
Sheriff 1.5L

Red Blend
Description

To honor the Sheriff we present to you this beautiful etched bottle topped with a gold wax seal.  

The story of our founder is as long as it is colorful. One of California’s first sheriffs, Agoston Haraszthy was elected the Sheriff of San Diego County in 1850. He built the first jail and served two exciting years before moving north to pursue “purple gold” and the perfect terroir for fine wines. He found it in Sonoma County where he established Buena Vista Winery in 1857. It is his legacy that inspired this wine and the work of sheriffs everywhere that we honor with its release.

This wine is also available through our Custom Etching program and can be etched with any artwork of your choosing for the same price.  If you are interested in having a custom etched bottle designed then contact your ambassador or Customer Care for assistance with your order. 

SCORE: SILVER | APRIL 3, 2018 | SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS CHALLENGE

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

This robust wine opens with arresting aromas of black plum and cassis mingled with notes of brambleberry and star anise. 

Palate: 

Rich flavors of raspberry and blackberry are complemented with notes of dark chocolate and a touch of soft baking spice. Well-balanced acidity and polished tannins lead to a superbly long finish. Pair it with a Hungarian goulash or a hearty steak. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Sheriff of Buena Vista is deserving of its name. This bold 2016 Sonoma Count Red Wine is an authoritative blend of Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Verdot, Mission and Cabernet Franc. 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • pH: 3.59
  • Total Acidity: 5.77 g/L
  • Varietals:
    • Petite Sirah: 34%
    • Petite Verdot: 5%
    • Syrah: 11%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon: 33%
    • Grenache: 14%
    • Mission: 2%
    • Cabernet Franc: 1%
  • Aging:
    • 10 months in French, American & Hungarian Oak
    • 15% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops, Hearty Beef Stew w/Garden Vegetables, Hungarian Goulash
$140