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Chateau Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews

Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2019 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 96 | October 1, 2018 | The Tasting Panel

Earthy-cherry aromas linger in this elegant, restrained red. Great acidity integrates with cranberry and sandalwood while red fruits abound. The finish sweetens the palate with a hint of maple but keeps things dry with violet petals. The luxurious mouthfeel can be attributed to 28 months of aging in French oak.

Score: Gold | July 6, 2018 | International Womens Wine Competition
Score: Gold | March 12, 2018 | TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Score: Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Best of Class | January 14, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: Silver | November 21, 2017 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Gold, Reserve Class Champion | November 17, 2017 | Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Score: Gold | November 7, 2017 | InterVin International Wine Awards

The historic Buena Vista winery was California's first premium winery. The Chateau Buena Vista label was launched to pay homage to that legacy. Watch for this wine's release Feb. 3 in Ontario.

Score: 93 | October 16, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

This smooth, velvety powerhouse is a rich, rewarding mix of dark chocolate and raspberry compote flavors, with integrated oak. With its succulent, full-bodied layers of ripe fruit, it pleases the palate in lavish luxury. 

Score: Double Gold | August 10, 2017 | San Francisco International Wine Competition
Score: 92 | June 9, 2017 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

A balanced, California Cabernet offering a nose brimming with red fruit, blackberries, light cedar, leather, smooth spice and baking spice. Smooth, juicy, and mildly tannic on the tongue with ripe black cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, slight toffee and plum jam.

Score: Silver | June 20, 2017 | Sunset International Wine Competition
Score: Gold | June 9, 2017 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

92 points

Excellent, Highly Recommended
A balanced, California Cabernet offering a nose brimming with red fruit, blackberries, light cedar, leather, smooth spice and baking spice. Smooth, juicy, and mildly tannic on the tongue with ripe black cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, slight toffee and plum jam.

Score: Gold | April 14, 2017 | Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Elegant; medium body.Really Nice cab.

Score: 91 | March 2, 2017 | Planet Grape

Full, chewy, lively and fresh with notes of black cherry, blueberry, boysenberry, cedar and molasses. 

Score: Gold | January 19, 2017 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 93 | February 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

A new offering from the Sonoma-based producer meant to recall the estate’s original founding in the Napa Valley, this wine sources from across that appellation and impresses right away in its succulent and soft approach to the variety. With a backbone of cassis and vanilla, it’s expansive and lengthy, velvety in texture and very satisfying. 

Score: 95 | August 18, 2016 | The Tasting Panel

This wine celebrates Buena Vista's long history in Napa Valley, with grapes sourced from all over the region including St. Helena, Rutherford, Stags Leap, and Calistoga - and the label showcasing the impressive edifice at Buena Vista, depicts the winery built by its founder Count Agoston Haraszthy, in the late 19th century. Taste the tilled soil, the dusty cherry-chocolate cedar and the opulent, finely grained tannins that over-deliver for the price in this deep magenta-hued powerhouse. – Meridith May