Tasting Date: 6/6/2012
Varietal: Buena Vista Chardonnay 2011
Country: Sonoma, Calif.
Tasting Date Price: $15.99
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Vineyard Website: click here
Visual Aspect: Medium dark straw
Nose: Apple, pear, honeycomb, toasted almond.
Palate: Apple, pear, honeycomb, toasted almond.
Food Pairing: Chicken or seafood in a light cream sauce.
Buena Vista Historic Winery
Sonoma, CA 95476
18000 Old Winery Road
Founded in 1857 as California’s first premium winery, Buena Vista Winery is a leader in cool-climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. Buena Vista Winery crafts wines with remarkable depth, complexity and flavor – the true expression of Carneros.
With its roots so deeply ensconced inthe foundations of Sonoma where itas established in 1857, Buena Vista Winery is again introducing wines from Sonoma. The Sonoma wines include a diverse array of varietals that celebrate the diversityof Sonoma’s terroir and the contribution of Buena Vista to establishing the California. The 2011 Buena Vista Winery Sonoma Chardonnay comes from some of the finest vineyards in Sonoma. The diversity of Sonoma County’s landscape is what makes it so perfect for grape growing. The strong maritime influence results in cool nights, and days that rarely get too hot, contributing to layers of oceanic fog that creep into Sonoma’s interior valleys. The 2011 growing season experienced cooler than normal temperatures, allowing for slow and even ripening . This resulted in gradual development on the vine, leading to intense, concentrated flavors. This 2011 Sonoma Chardonnay is a medium-bodied wine with aromas of apple and pear and some toasted almond nuances. These flavors carry over to the palate with the addition of honeycomb on the tongue and subtle creaminess. It strikes the perfect balance of acidity and structure, making it the ideal companion to many of your favorite dishes.