2017
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.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Arresting aromas of rich raspberry and blackberry, dark fruit flavors continue through to the palate. 

Palate: 

Black plum and brambleberry flavors are unleashed with notes of dark chocolate and a touch of baking spice. Integrated, polished tannins with balanced acidity and a long finish make this wine a perfect partner to a variety of dishes.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Sheriff of Buena Vista proudly calls Sonoma County its home. The varietals that compose the 2017 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 IO months in a variety of new and neutral oak barrels before being blended prior to bottling.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.72
  • Total Acidity: 5.8g/L
  • Varietals:
    • Petite Sirah: 28%
    • Petite Verdot: 21%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon: 16%
    • Carignane 9%
    • Grenache: 8%
    • Syrah: 7%
    • Malbec 4%
    • Cabernet Franc 3%
    • Mission: 2%
    • Merlot: 2%
  • 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
$45