The Sheriff

Red Blend

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 by the case as part of our Custom Label program

Tasting Notes

This wine jumps from the glass opening with bold aromas of plum, black cherries and violets on the nose.


On the palate this wine is silky to the touch and juicy with flavors of blackberry jam, black currant and freshly cracked black pepper. Rich layers of dark chocolate and star anise then emergeon the finish, balancedwith firm tannins and bright acidity. 

Vintage Notes: 

The Sheriff of Buena Vista proudly calls Sonoma County its home. The varietals that compose the 2018 vintage are harvested from vineyards throughout the county, including the Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, Moon Mountain, Sonoma Mountain, Fountaingrove, Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley and Rockpile. 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: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.56
  • Total Acidity: 5.9g/L
  • Varietals:
    • 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 19% Petite Sirah
    • 15% Syrah
    • 14% Grenache
    • 9% Petite Verdot
    • 4% Mourvedre
    • 4% Merlot
    • 2% Mission
  • Aging:
    • 15 months in 100% French oak
    • 15% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Spiced Lamb Chops, Hearty Beef Stew w/Garden Vegetables, Hungarian Goulash
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
Fruits & Vegetables:
An Assortment of Fresh Fruits