Buena Vista Winery

The Count Founder's Sonoma Red Blend

8.9305 ratings
8.618 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2013 vintage. A bit shy on the nose initially, but opens up nicely in the glass, so give it 10 minutes to show the dark berries and a hint of cinnamon. Juicy in the mouth with very good acidity, slightly rustic tannin and good length.

2013 vintage. A bit shy on the nose initially, but opens up nicely in the glass, so give it 10 minutes to show the dark berries and a hint of cinnamon. Juicy in the mouth with very good acidity, slightly rustic tannin and good length.

May 25th, 2018
brando cox

Aromas of oak and undulating spice! I thought this would just be another sweet red blend but it has something more! Solid notes of Plum, cedar-wood, cassis, ripe red cherries. Finishes with undergrowth, cherry and cinnamon. Great for less than $20

Aromas of oak and undulating spice! I thought this would just be another sweet red blend but it has something more! Solid notes of Plum, cedar-wood, cassis, ripe red cherries. Finishes with undergrowth, cherry and cinnamon. Great for less than $20

Jan 28th, 2018
Aaron Wenger

First impression on opening: Worcestershire sauce. (Friendly version: strong nose of tamarind!). Robust tannins. Moderate acidity. Suspect Cabernet/Syrah blend given heavy currant note, some Zin plum as well. Good pairing with skillet fried pork chops and roast Brussels sprouts. A few years in the basement might let it stand better on its own.

First impression on opening: Worcestershire sauce. (Friendly version: strong nose of tamarind!). Robust tannins. Moderate acidity. Suspect Cabernet/Syrah blend given heavy currant note, some Zin plum as well. Good pairing with skillet fried pork chops and roast Brussels sprouts. A few years in the basement might let it stand better on its own.

2 people found it helpfulSep 10th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.7

Finished off with Tinto Nacional, this is well worth it's price. As my rep says, "ooh, I like that wine! That's a lot of shit going on there!" $17.99 / 91pts

Finished off with Tinto Nacional, this is well worth it's price. As my rep says, "ooh, I like that wine! That's a lot of shit going on there!" $17.99 / 91pts

2 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2013
Amanda McQ

Bold. I got the Zinfandel heavy with this, but got hints of syrah and cab that rounded it out. Nice for the price point. Would be a bomb bbq wine.

Bold. I got the Zinfandel heavy with this, but got hints of syrah and cab that rounded it out. Nice for the price point. Would be a bomb bbq wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2017
Brett Cantrell

Fantastic red blend. $16 at Kroger

Fantastic red blend. $16 at Kroger

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2017
Jason Duff

Fascinating wine, great price.

Fascinating wine, great price.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2017
Marleigh

So rich and memorable

So rich and memorable

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2016
Chandler Carroll

A really nice wine and pairing with the meal.

A really nice wine and pairing with the meal.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2016
Ira King

Very smooth, nice dark berry flavor 14.5%

Very smooth, nice dark berry flavor 14.5%

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2016