Buena Vista The Count Red Blend 2008

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Price: $22.99
Item No. 117326
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The winery's colorful founder, The Count of Buena Vista, pioneered premium winemaking in California. A tireless and passionate devotee of California wine, The Count imported hundreds of premium vines from Europe, dug Sonoma's first wine caves, introduced innovative viticulture techniques, and wrote the first treatise on California wine. Buena Vista Winery honors his legacy, bold vision, and commiment to excellence through this red wine – the Founder's Red Wine.

The wine's bouquet opens beautifully with rich aromas of black currant, cherries and just a hint of espresso. Smooth on the palate, the wine offers flavors of plum and blackberry that give way to cardamom on the long, silky finish.

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nikkileth - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/1/2013)
I rarely give 5 stars but this wine encompasses everything I like about a red wine. It's spicy yet a little jammy, long finish, great aromas. Certainly right for the price too.
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Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/1/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Love, love, love this wine. There is starting to be a little sediment/cristalization, so you might need to strain/decant. I did neither - amazing fruit, perfect tannins, good med smokiness totally peaking right now in my opinion. Best unrated wine I have had in a LOOOOONGG time.
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Rating:
(3/1/2013)
I really like this wine! It is fruity and spicy. Full and bold enough to stand on its own, but would be a great addition to any meal. YUMMY and JAMMY!
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Rating:
(3/1/2013)
Very good wine
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laurenmcgarry - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/26/2013)
Cant get enough of this wine. One of the best wines I've had for the price. A true hidden gem! Enticing mix of old world character and new world fruit. I like this wine how I like my men, rich and intriguing ;)
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Lee Calhoon - Brentwood, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/24/2012)
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Rating:
(10/1/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
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Learn About Buena Vista Map ItMap It

Founded in 1857 as California's first premium winery, Buena Vista, under the direction of winemaker Jeff Stewart, is a leader in cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. Straddling Sonoma County in the southern end of the Carneros appellation, the 523-acre Ramal Vineyard Estate is broken up into 167 small blocks, with 21 different clones of Chardonnay and 13 different...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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