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Buena Vista Winery Reviews

Score: Gold, 91 Points | April 3, 2018 | San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Score: Gold | March 12, 2018 | TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Score: 90 | November 15, 2017 | Wine Spectator

The strong cedary presence throughout adds structure, flavor and dimension, lending a lead pencil edge to the taut dark berry, currant and olive notes.

Score: 90 | October 16, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

This intensely ripe wine is made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of Malbec and Merlot. Its waxy cherry, currant and blueberry flavers are laced wtih milk chocolate and smoky oak richness, a dash of high-toned acidity sparking on the finish.

Score: 94 | October 16, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Note this is for the 2014 Buena Vista Chateau Buena Vista GRAND RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon

An underpinning of soft, grippy tannin carries lingering red currant and cranberry flavors in this full-bodied,unabashedly ripe reserve-level wine. Cola and leathery earth notes combine to boost and contrast the fruit, which persists long into the finish.

Score: Silver | August 10, 2017 | San Francisco International Wine Competition
Score: 90 | July 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Bright red berry fruit meets smoky undertones of peppered meat, seasoned further with licorice and cola. Full-bodied and robust, the wine’s tannins are grippy and supportive. 

Score: 90 | July 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Juicy and brightly layered despite its ripeness and soft density, this shows rich strawberry and raspberry flavor, wrapped in leathery earth.

Score: 93 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

 Juicy, fresh and lively, this is a light-bodied effort with a big presence on the palate in terms of rich mouthfeel and velvety tannin. Blueberry, cherry and a pronouncement of forest floor play well together to offer both savory and fruit-tinged sweet. —V.B. 

Score: 93 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Earthy cherry and cardamom instantly attract the nose and palate of this wine, flirty and floral in classically varietal aromas of forest floor and wild truffle. Juicy acidity keeps it alive and vibrant as it opens and develops, offering a welcome twist of tangerine in the background. —V.B. 

Score: 92 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

A rich depth of flavor is at the heart of this wine, a mix of blueberry, blackberry and cherry that shows a generosity on the nose and palate. Bright acidity lifts the deeper, darker notes of toasted oak and cola. —V.B. 

Score: 92 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Rustic compost, wild strawberry and cola spice highlight this medium-bodied, velvety textured wine, buoyed by a linear streak of lively acidity. Leather and smoke accentuate the finish. —V.B. 

Score: 90 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

A nutty undertow finds its way in this wine, which is marked by an earthiness of sage, clove and sous bois. Funky and desirable, it leans medium bodied in weight and tone, with an undeniable affront of blood orange and crisp red cherry. —V.B. 

Score: Gold | February 17, 2017 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017
Score: 90 | February 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

This elegant, medium-bodied wine has fresh lemon and apple flavors, subtle butter and vanilla accents, good supportive acidity and a polished texture. The mouthfeel turns richer with each sip yet the appetizing balance remains. 

Score: Gold | January 19, 2017 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Gold | November 30, 2016 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Double Gold, Best of Carneros AVA | November 30, 2016 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: Gold | June 30, 2016 | International Women's Wine Competition
Score: Silver - 91 Points | June 27, 2016 | California State Fair

Best of Class of Region 

Score: Silver | June 27, 2016 | California State Fair