The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery’s founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wines that honor the winery’s pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking.The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Sonoma County and beyond. In keeping with the adventurous spirit of Buena Vista’s founding, we are proud to bring you this rare Valdiguie, a varietal formerly known as Napa Gamay and an ancestor of Malbec.
June 29, 2018 | Wine Advocate
Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Valdiguie gives up fragrant notes of violets, Chinese five spice and raisin cake with nuances of black tea, Sichuan pepper and tapenade. Full-bodied and laden with black berries and spice layers, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and invigorating freshness, finishing with plenty of spring in its step.