The deep color of the 2012 vintage of The Count leads to rich, seductive aromas of blackcurrant and cherries accented by hints of mocha and exotic spices. Dark fruit flavors envelop the palate and are heightened by cinnamon and vanilla. This is a well-balanced wine with great structure and good acidity—making it the perfect companion with a variety of light pasta dishes—try it with Cavatappi topped with prosciutto and parmesan or pasta al pomodoro.
44% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 13% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignan. 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. The original stone winery contains Sonoma's first wine caves. Its founder, the Count of Buena Vista, Count Agoston Harazthy, 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. Buena Vista Winery honors this tradition of excellence and the Count's vision with this red wine blend.