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Buena Vista The Count Founder's Red 2014 Wine Review

Buena Vista The Count Founder's Red 2014

Buena Vista The Count Founder's Red 2014

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Buena Vista

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A full-bodied Californian blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, with smaller amounts of Syrah, Petit Verdot, Carignan, Cinsault and Valdiguie grapes. Aromas of mocha and fleshy ripe black berries and plums. Smooth tannins. Pair with grilled steak.

Food pairings: slow cooked pork, lamb stew, hearty meat dishes.

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This Buena Vista The Count Founder's Red 2014 was reviewed on February 27, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A velvety and fruited blended red wine from Buena Vista Winery. Called The Count, named after the winery’s founder Agoston Haraszthy. Comprised of 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 19% Petite Verdot, 11% Zinfandel and the remainder - Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Malbec. The magic of this wine really is in the blending! Deep and inky. A voluptuous bouquet- black cherry, dark plum, brambleberry, cassis, licorice, tobacco and herbal elements of blackcurrant leaves. Notes of gravel and wet stones. Flavours are full; cherry pie filling, strawberry, blueberry every, crisp cinnamon, fresh green tobacco leaves and hints of cigar box. Medium plus acidity, body and finish. A hint of paprika, menthol and spice at the end. Very well balanced with well integrated tannins. Pair this with meat lovers pizza, meatloaf or tacos. 91 points. Tasted March 2018
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Count of Buena Vista, Founder’s red blend offers big and bold flavours on the nose and palate. Juicy ripe red berry, blackberry fruit, black cherry, savoury herb, hint of black tea. Medium plus bodied, balanced, integrating alcohol at 14.5% ABV. Approachable, good value and offers a diverse array of pairing options from bbq chicken, gourmet burgers, or a seared rare steak. Tasted the 2014 vintage in Jan 2018. 90 points.

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