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Buena Vista Winery Reviews

Score: 87 | April 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a thick, rich and very ripe wine, with a charred back note making its way against higher-toned tastes of red raspberry and blackberry. The oak is integrated and the wine softly varietal, but it packs a punch on the palate. —V.B

Score: 88 | January 21, 2016 | Wine Align
Score: 87 | July 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator
The intense vanilla oak-tinged citrus and green apple flavors make this a pleasing effort, gaining spice and nuance on the finish.
Score: 88 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
Although the wine is labeled a Vineyard Designate, it’s a blend of multimple vineyards. Dry, fairly full-bodied and tannic, it has complex cherry, currant, licorice and sandalwood flavors.
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 16, 2014 | California State Fair
Score: Silver | June 16, 2014 | California State Fair
Score: Silver | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 89 | December 1, 2013 | The Wine Advocate
A limited cuvee of 300 cases, the 2011 Chardonnay Private Reserve possesses more length, richness, subtlety and complexity. Delicate honeyed, buttered popcorn, citrus oil and orange blossom notes are present in this medium-bodied, refreshing yet steely Chardonnay. With good minerality, ripeness and balance, it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.
Score: 89 | September 30, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Elegant and balanced, with toasted red currant aromas and lively cherry, tomato leaf and spice flavors that finish soft, showing ripe tannins. Drink now through 2017. 1,981 cases made. —T.F.
Score: 4+ Stars | June 1, 2013 | Restaurant Wine
Screw cap. Great value: full bodied and zesty in style, this is a fresh, crisp Sauvignon with good balance and a long finish, tasting of lime, lemon grass, grapefruit, and green apple
Score: Silver | May 24, 2013 | 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: 88 | September 1, 2012 | Wine Spectator
Youthful and yeasty, offering floral apple and lemon aromas, with crisp yet creamy flavors of ginger, vanilla and spice. Drink now. 200 cases made. –TF
Score: Silver | July 1, 2012 | Sunset International Wine Competition 2012