The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery's founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique, small-production wines that honor the winery's pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal
selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.
The 2014 Jovita’s Selection Chardonnay opens with an alluring bouquet of mango and Mandarin oranges with a touch of caramelized vanilla. Full bodied upon the palate, flavors of sautéed peaches, and quince paste are balanced with a hint of citrus zest and low acidity. With a long, clean finish and soft mouthfeel, this Chardonnay is beautifully crafted and truly enjoyable.
The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Sonoma County. Named for the wife of the Count's son, Arpad, and the daughter of General Mariano Vallejo, Jovita’s Selection Chardonnay is harvested from three sandstone soil vineyards atop the mountains of Sonoma. The grapes were hand-harvested and
whole cluster pressed. Fermented in open top fermenters with hand punchdowns and lees stirred, the wine was then aged for 8 months in 25% new French Oak before being bottled unfiltered.