Buena Vista Winery Legendary Badge 2012
Buena Vista Legendary Badge is a powerful wine, brimming with personality. It's authoritative and loyal, a bold combination of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Grenache, and Merlot. Like the men who are elected to serve their counties, the wine displays a robust magnetism that commands a room (or dinner table) and bridges the gap between traditional and extraordinary. Ripe red fruits abound, dominating the palate while integrated tannins provide great structure and offer an arrestingly vigorous mouthfeel.
39% Petite Sirah, 29% Syrah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache, 5% Merlot. Before there was a California wine industry at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857 in Sonoma, it is California's first premium winery, boasting a history as colorful as it is proud. "There's a new sheriff in Town!" One of California's first sheriffs, Count Agoston Haraszthy was elected Sheriff of San Diego County in 1850. He built the first jail and served two colorful years before moving north to pursue "purple gold"—the perfect terroir for fine wines. He found it in Sonoma County where he established Buena Vista Winery, an original stone winery containing Sonoma's first wine caves. The Count of Buena Vista saw in Sonoma one of the great winegrowing regions of the world where he laid the foundation for California viticulture when he brought thousands of premium grape vines from Europe.