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Score: 95 | July 9, 2021 | Decanter

This 100% Pinot Noir from Los Carneros was ages 28 months on the lees, originally bottled to capture the brilliance and longevity of the 2013 vintage. After eight years, it shows elegant, fine, beading...

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: 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: 90 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Soft, supple and structured, this wine is richly crafted in pencil shavings and cedar, with denser, fuller flavors of red cherry and raspberry. With a bite of burly power, it contains 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. 

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

Elegant; medium body.Really Nice cab.

Score: 93 | April 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Garden herb and forest floor aromas make a case for this wine to be considered the producer's “Finest Selection” (the “FS” in “OFS”). On the palate, wild strawberry, black cherry and berry are the story, while powerful spice adds intrigue to the velvety texture, roundness and full-bodied concentration.

Score: 90 | March 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Slowly builds intensity and complexity, offering a taut range of spicy wild berry, raspberry, cherry, spice and crushed rock notes. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors take on a delicate, supple charm.

Score: 90 | March 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Exhibits complex spicy cherry and raspberry flavors, with loamy earth details and a crushed rock minerality adding texture and flavor. Ends with a long, persistent finish. 

Score: 91 | March 2, 2017 | Planet Grape

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