Buena Vista Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Tasting Date: 6/6/2012

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Country: Sonoma, Calif.

Tasting Date Price: $15.99

Alcohol Content: 13.5

Vineyard Website: click here

Visual Aspect: Golden straw

Nose: Citrus peel such as lemon and lime, warm spiciness, green cardamom, anise, sweet hay and honeydew.

Palate: Lime peel and honeydew with nuances of warm spice.

Food Pairing: Grilled fish, grilled chicken

Winery Notes: Buena Vista Winery has a rich, delicious heritage as the first premium–and certainly the most colorful–of all of the wineries in California. And its founder, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista,” Agoston Haraszthy, was a vivacious and eccentric pioneer with a veritable love and unending commitment to California wine. Surrounded by his own tales of intrigue and political exile, The Count immigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in the burgeoning American West. Following the forty-niners in search of gold in the hills of Northern California, Haraszthy sought “purple gold”–the perfect ‘terroir’ for exceptional wine. He ultimately settled in Sonoma, birthplace of California and capital of the short-livedCalifornia Republic, where he founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857. A committed farmer, an experimental innovator and vintner, a respected author, a shrewd businessman–and a brilliant and incredibly zealous promoter, The Count is considered California’s most acclaimed and flamboyant

vinicultural pioneer and evangelist. Despite his abrupt death in 1869–in an alligator-infested river in the jungles of Nicaragua–and following the challenges of the depression, prohibition, and phylloxerainfestation-his beloved Buena Vista Winery has not only endured but also prospered. Boisset Family Estates–a family with a true love and respect for Buena Vista–is passionately committed to continue the imaginative vision and unrivaled legacy first created by The Count 150 years ago.

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