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 Sonoma County and beyond.
Our 2014 Count’s Selection Mourvedre elegantly opens with dark fruit aromas, notes of plum skin and just a touch of leather that is beautifully accented by cardamom spice. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth with nice balance and a medium body that culminates in an intense and lengthy finish.
Mourvèdre is native to Spain but was brought to Provence, France in the late Middle Ages. Until recently, the grape was rarely bottled by itself and was instead used as a component of field blends. However, the increasing popularity and prestige of Rhône varietals has given this varietal a new life and it has proven to make a delicious single-varietal wine! The 2014 vintage comes from vineyards in Chalk Hill and Sonoma Valley. An extended ageing period helped to soften the tannins and round out its rich flavors.