2021 Chateau Buena Vista Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1861, our founder, Count Haraszthy, journeyed to Europe to procure the finest grapevines. While in Bordeaux, he declared Cabernet Sauvignon is its unsurpassed grape. The wine made of it possesses splendid color and an exquisite bouquet. Bringing choice cuttings back to California, he propagated them at Buena Vista and sold thousands to those that founded the Napa Valley wine world. We celebrate Buena Vistas historic contribution to Napa wine by offering this rich and velvety Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.

94 points, The Wine Independent

This Cabernet Sauvignon unveils itself in a dark ruby hue. It beckons with an immediate array of aromas, where the opulence of blackberries, the sweetness of strawberries, and the delicacy of cherries mingle harmoniously, complemented by baking spices and a whisper of black licorice. This velvety and soft Cabernet Sauvignon culminates in a finish with luminous brilliance featuring classic notes of cardamom, tobacco, and the essence of earth, ensuring a memorable and evocative tasting experience.

2021 was a smooth and uneventful harvest season. June started out warm, followed by a cool and foggy July and August that slowed ripening and caused nice retention of acidity. Even ripening, with no extreme heat events, made for ideal growing conditions. Sparse winter rains resulted in an early budbreak, evenly developed clusters, and smaller berries packed full of flavor. Overall, the fruit was exceptional, making it another amazing year for quality.

The grapes for this Appellation Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford were hand harvested on September 23 before being fermented in open top fermenters and aged in 45% new French oak barrels for 21 months before being bottled unfiltered.

94 points, The Wine Independent




Cabernet Sauvignon





Total Acidity

6.2 g/L


21 months in 45% new French Oak




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