The Countess

Red Blend

Sensous soft easy-drinking reds are ripe & fruity, but not tart or tannic. They are thoroughly modern “crowd-pleasers” that do not need food to taste their best, and some are not fully dry.

FOOD PAIRING: These fruity reds can handle sugar and spice better than more classic reds, so they are perfect for ASIAN CUISINE, COMFORT FOODS, BRUNCH DISHES plus casual fare like BURGERS & BBQ.

$30.40 Member Price*
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Founded in 1857 in Sonoma, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery. Count Agoston Haraszthy, founder of Buena Vista, saw in Sonoma one of the great wine growing regions in the world. It is said that behind every great man is a great woman – and in the Count’s case, Eleanora Haraszthy played more than a supporting role. The Countess of Buena Vista raised their six children, assisted around the winery and even traveled to Europe with her husband to help bring back the grape vines that would lay the foundation for California viticulture. We honor her role in the history of Buena Vista with this Sonoma County Red Wine – a Boisset Collection exclusive crafted by Jean-Charles and our Buena Vista winemaking team.

Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of plum, cocoa and baking spices greet the nose in this 2019 Red Blend.


Raspberry, blackberry and black cherry flavors are complemented by notes of espresso, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla. The is a well-structured and balanced wine with a long, dense finish.

Vintage Notes: 

Crafted from various lots harvested across Sonoma County, The Countess' intriguing blend of varietals seamlessly produces an immensely enjoyable wine. Each varietal was fermented separately to bring forth their individual qualities before being blended together and aged for 14 months in 5% new French oak.

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.79
  • Total Acidity: 5.2g/L 
  • Varietals:
    • 43% Zinfandel
    • 25% Merlot
    • 17% Syrah
    • 9% Petite Sirah
    • 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 3% Mission
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Pork Loin
Cheese & Nuts:
Sharp Cheeses such as Cheddar or Blue