2018
Bela's Selection

Pinot Noir
Description

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. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.  Named for Count Haraszthy’s youngest son, Bela’s Selection Pinot Noir hails primarily from two vineyards, Starkey and Goodin, in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Russian River Valley. Starkey Vineyard is planted to 30+ year-old vines and includes clones 23, 828 and Pommard. Goodin Vineyard is located in the southeastern hills of the Russian River Valley which is ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes. 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A dark purple in color.

Aroma: 

A bouquet of blackberry and mulberry fruits are met with a touch of leather and black currant aromas. 

Palate: 

Complex and layered flavors of warm black cherry, licorice, dried violets and a mix of herbs glide across the medium-bodied palate. Showcasing bright acidity and ripe tannins, this charming Pinot Noir has a mouthwatering finish that lingers.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Named for Count Haraszthy’s youngest son, Bela’s Selection Pinot Noir hails primarily from two vineyards, Starkey and Goodin, in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Russian River Valley. Starkey Vineyard is planted to 30+ year-old vines and includes clones 23, 828 and Pommard. Goodin Vineyard is located in the southeastern hills of the Russian River Valley which is ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.56
  • Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
  • Aging:
    • 17 Months
    • 100% French oak
    • 35% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom Tomato Sauce
SKU:
BVPNBE183
Price: $50
Your Price: $40
You Save: $10 (20%)