Buena Vista Winery

Chateau Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1250 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mark Farrell

Light to medium ruby in color with a nose of cherries and cedar. A bit more on the red fruit side, with a touch of raspberry. Feels a bit thin for a Cabernet. Definitely more on the lighter to medium-bodied side. Finish is short lived. Came in last when compared to Stags Leap Artemis and Beringer Knights Valley. I would have expected a little more for the price.

Light to medium ruby in color with a nose of cherries and cedar. A bit more on the red fruit side, with a touch of raspberry. Feels a bit thin for a Cabernet. Definitely more on the lighter to medium-bodied side. Finish is short lived. Came in last when compared to Stags Leap Artemis and Beringer Knights Valley. I would have expected a little more for the price.

4 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2020
Caitlin

Delicious

Delicious

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2020
William Leslie

This is a very enjoyable wine. I look at this as an approachable Napa Valley wine, ideal for drinkers who are looking for approachable Napa without the heaviness that many associate with Napa Valley. This wine has some very good oak flavors that you don’t have to search for, but are not overwhelming which puts many drinkers off. Overall the wine is medium a overall body with nice long oak characteristics. The finish does have a touch of a spice likely coming from the barreling and is welcomed

This is a very enjoyable wine. I look at this as an approachable Napa Valley wine, ideal for drinkers who are looking for approachable Napa without the heaviness that many associate with Napa Valley. This wine has some very good oak flavors that you don’t have to search for, but are not overwhelming which puts many drinkers off. Overall the wine is medium a overall body with nice long oak characteristics. The finish does have a touch of a spice likely coming from the barreling and is welcomed

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2020
Monika Elling

Tonight’s #PandemicPick (#PP)For the money @$25, this is a great wine. Full bodied, nice balance of fruit and secondary characteristics; not boring. Good mouthfeel. Overdelivers. CA Château started by a ....Hungarian Count. Father of CA wine industry no less. 🙌🏻

Tonight’s #PandemicPick (#PP)For the money @$25, this is a great wine. Full bodied, nice balance of fruit and secondary characteristics; not boring. Good mouthfeel. Overdelivers. CA Château started by a ....Hungarian Count. Father of CA wine industry no less. 🙌🏻

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, floral and herb notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and red plum with cacao, herbs, vanilla spice and cedar. Rustic fine tannins, medium+ length with a spicy finish. Good now. Tasting Sample!

Ruby with aromas of red berry fruits, floral and herb notes. On the palate flavors of raspberry and red plum with cacao, herbs, vanilla spice and cedar. Rustic fine tannins, medium+ length with a spicy finish. Good now. Tasting Sample!

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2020
Ray Vanderhoff

Another outstanding vintage of this great value Napa Cab. Huge and heavy bottle. Dark ruby color. Nose is full of blue/blackberry and dark plum fruit with hints of dried herbs, roasted nuts, crushed stones along with a well integrated oaky component. Same fruit flavors on the silky pallet. Long and juicy finish. Dense and full bodied. Nicely concentrated with beautifully balanced acidity. Well made.

Another outstanding vintage of this great value Napa Cab. Huge and heavy bottle. Dark ruby color. Nose is full of blue/blackberry and dark plum fruit with hints of dried herbs, roasted nuts, crushed stones along with a well integrated oaky component. Same fruit flavors on the silky pallet. Long and juicy finish. Dense and full bodied. Nicely concentrated with beautifully balanced acidity. Well made.

Nov 14th, 2022
S T
9.3

Balanced and smooth. I love it because it’s not a bold fruit bomb.
Refined and delicious.

Balanced and smooth. I love it because it’s not a bold fruit bomb.
Refined and delicious.

Jun 24th, 2022
Dan Berkley

Very nice wine

Very nice wine

May 27th, 2022
Valery Webb

Smooth, slightly smoky and sweet.

Smooth, slightly smoky and sweet.

Apr 17th, 2022
PM
9.1

This was excellent. And reminded us of our first winery tour- Buena Vista.

This was excellent. And reminded us of our first winery tour- Buena Vista.

Mar 28th, 2022