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The Count Founder’s Red Wine Reviews

Score: 91 | November 27, 2018 | The Tasting Panel

Rich and decadent with jammy blackberry, dusty tannins, and a toffee-cocoa finish. This blend of of 66% Zinfandel with small amounts of Carignane, Cab Franc, Tempranillo, Cinsault, Malbec, and  Petite Sirah spends 14 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak.

Score: Silver | September 24, 2018 | Harvest Fair, Sonoma County
Score: Silver | July 6, 2018 | International Womens Wine Competition
Score: Platinum, 94 points | April 3, 2018 | San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Score: Silver | January 14, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: Silver | November 17, 2017 | Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | September 25, 2017 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Score: Gold | June 1, 2017 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition

90 points

Score: Gold | June 30, 2016 | International Women's Wine Competition
Score: Gold - 95 Points | June 27, 2016 | California State Fair

Best of Class of Region

Score: Gold | June 3, 2016 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: Chairman's Award | May 19, 2016 | Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
Score: Best of Class | January 11, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | December 4, 2015 | Houston Rodeo Wine Competition
Score: 87 | November 1, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

A thick, concentrated wine with a softness on the palate, this traffics in ripe black fruit and substantial tannins. Rustic, it recalls the days of The Count and the early wines enjoyed in Sonoma County during the state’s first golden age of wine. —V.B. 

September 20, 2015 | Sonoma County Harvest Fair

GOLD

July 1, 2015 | San Francisco International Wine Competition

SILVER

June 11, 2015 | Orange County Fair

SILVER

Score: 93 | May 26, 2015 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition

GOLD
Best of Class

Score: Silver | March 5, 2015 | Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Score: Silver | February 1, 2015 | San Diego International Wine Competition
Score: Gold | January 12, 2015 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: SILVER | September 25, 2014 | International Wine Channel TV Awards
June 25, 2014 | Maryland Gazette

For those lovers of the currently en vogue California red blends this offering from Buena Vista is a winner. A blend of 44 percent zinfandel, 17 percent syrah, 13 percent merlot, 11 percent cabernet sauvignon, 10 percent petite sirah and 5 percent carignane, this beauty is seamlessly smooth and overflowing with ripe cherry flavors and a hint of vanilla.

Score: 87 | June 30, 2014 | Wine Spectator
A nice red quaff, ripe and juicy, with easygoing cherry, cola, and spicy caramel flavors.
Score: Silver | June 24, 2014 | San Francisco International Wine Competition
Score: Silver | June 16, 2014 | California State Fair
Score: Best of Class | June 16, 2014 | California State Fair
Score: Silver | May 29, 2014 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: Gold | May 1, 2014 | Riverside International Wine Competition'
Score: Silver | September 9, 2013 | International Wine Channel TV Awards
Score: Best of Class & Gold | May 13, 2013 | 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition
Score: Gold Medal | March 2, 2013 | 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition
Score: Best of Class | March 2, 2013 | 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition
Score: Silver | January 14, 2013 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013