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Buena Vista Merlot Carneros 2012

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The 2012 Sonoma County Merlot is a medium-bodied, well-structured and complex Merlot that excites with juicy black fruit flavors that intermingled with notes of tobacco, clove, black pepper and all spice.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Carneros

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Buena Vista Carneros Winery:
  Despite several setbacks, Buena Vista Carneros Winery has proven that it is capable of producing great wines no matter what the world has to throw at it. Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery. Unlike many wineries, smooth sailing was not in the cards for Buena Vista. During a trip to Nicaragua, Agoston Haraszthy died, supp... Read more
  Despite several setbacks, Buena Vista Carneros Winery has proven that it is capable of producing great wines no matter what the world has to throw at it. Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery. Unlike many wineries, smooth sailing was not in the cards for Buena Vista. During a trip to Nicaragua, Agoston Haraszthy died, supposedly while crossing a crocodile-infested river. Still, the winery pressed forward, carving a name for itself in California. Unfortunately, tragedy struck again, when a massive earthquake in 1906 destroyed their underground cellars. It wasn’t until 1940 that the winery recovered, thanks to Frank Bartholomew, as well as the winemaking skills of Andre Tchelistcheff. Today, Buena Vista Carneros Winery is clearly a success, since its original location just outside of the town of Sonoma is considered a California Historic Landmark. Since starting to grow wine grapes in Carneros in 1969, they have accumulated almost 500 acres in Carneros, with over 100 separate vineyard blocks, all under the guidance of winemaker Jeff Stewart. Read less

External Reviews for Buena Vista Merlot Carneros

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/07/2016

Our 2012 Carneros Merlot opens with tempting aromas of blackberry and black cherry accented by nuanced notes of plum and a dash of cinnamon. On the palate, the fruit aromas develop into integrated flavors that are accompanied by elements of pomegranate and dark chocolate. Rich and complex, the wine culminates in a long, satisfying finish. - Winery pH: 3.52 Alcohol: 14.5% Total Acidity: 6.9 g/L



The 2012 Sonoma County Merlot is a medium-bodied, well-structured and complex Merlot that excites with juicy black fruit flavors that intermingled with notes of tobacco, clove, black pepper and all spice.

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