2019
The Sheriff

Red Blend
Description

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.

The 2019 vintage of this wine is also available by the case as part of our Custom Label program

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

A dark inky red color in the glass, this 2019 Red Wine has fragrant aromas of blackberry, blueberry and currants with notes of violets. 

Palate: 

This is a medium-bodied wine with elegant texture and polished tannins. Dark fruit flavors continue through to the palate and are layered with brambly herbs and a hint of dark chocolate. The finish is delicious and lingers.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Sheriff of Buena Vista proudly calls Sonoma County its home. Thevarietals that compose the 2019 vintage are harvested from appellations throughout the county including Rockpile, Sonoma Valley, Fountaingrove District, Bennett Valley, Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley. The individual varietals were aged separately for 15 months in a variety of new and neutral oak barrels before being blended prior to bottling.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.73
  • Total Acidity: 5.4g/L
  • Varietals:
    • 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 28% Petite Sirah
    • 22% Syrah
    • 8% Petite Verdot
    • 3% Grenache
    • 4% Mourvedre
    • 2% Mission
  • Aging:
    • 15 months in 100% French oak
    • 9% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops, Hearty Beef Stew w/Garden Vegetables, Hungarian Goulash
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
An Assortment of Fresh Fruits
Sauces:
Blackcurrant Glaze
SKU: BSREL193M
$50