The Count Founder’s Red Wine Reviews
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.
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.
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.