2016 The Sheriff | Boisset Collection
Red Blend

2016 The Sheriff

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. 



Tasting Notes


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


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. 


Vintage Notes: 

The Sheriff of Buena Vista proudly calls Sonoma County its home. The varietals that compose the 2016 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 10 months in a variety of new and neutral oak barrels before being blended prior to bottling.

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
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