2021
Sonoma County

Chardonnay
SKU: BSCH213JX

Voluptuous whites are richer in texture, thanks to riper fruit. Most are dry wines that feature the added flavor complexity of new oak barrel use, but a handful are lusciously-sweet late-harvested dessert wines.

FOOD PAIRING: Ideally suited to richer dishes and cooked foods, like GRILLED OR FRIED SEAFOOD, POULTRY & WHITE MEATS, plus dishes featuring BUTTER, ONIONS or NUTS.

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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. These Curated Collections ares mall-lot wines chosen by Jean-Charles Boisset exclusively for the Boisset Ambassador program. Available for a limited time, each wine is crafted by our winemakers to deliver thehighest quality for the price. This limited-edition wine has been hand-selected by Jean-Charles Boisset to capture the style and excellence of the Boisset Collection’s portfolio of premium wineries.

This wine is also available by the case as part of our Custom Label program

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2021 Sonoma County Chardonnay is a well-rounded wine with pleasant and complex aromas of ripe Gala apple and Asian Pear with a touch of toasty nuttiness.

Palate: 

Layered flavors of praline and nectarine are balanced, where the praline brings a nutty and sweet element, the nectarine brings a tropical fruit note. This is medium-bodied Chardonnay offers a refreshing and lively finish with a smooth and velvety mouthfeel.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

After a few challenging years, 2021 was a steady year, allowing the grapes to ripen at their regular pace. While the yield was slightly lighter to average due to a variety of water conservation efforts, the 2021 vintage is showing exceptional flavors - ripe, intense, and fruit forward - with a much better balance than in past year summers, and grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors. Our Sonoma County Chardonnay was harvested from our vineyard partners in various regions of the Sonoma County appellation to craft a wine that was immediately enjoyable upon release.

Tech Notes
  • Variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.67
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.1g/L
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Light Pasta Dishes, a creamy fish dish and all cooked white meats
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar