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.
Named for Count Haraszthy's youngest daughter, Otelia's Selection Pinot Noir is sourced from some of the finest vineyards in the Sonoma Mountain Appellation.
This 2013 Pinot Noir opens with a lovely, floral nose balanced with a richness of grilled plums and black cherries with a touch of deep maple. The first sip presents strawberries and juiccy cherries with soft tannins and an exuberant, big clean finish.
Coming from the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Sonoma County, this wine beautifully portrays the unique terrior of this vineyard. A distinctive blend of clones including 828, 777, 23, Old Vine and La Tache are enhanced with a small amount of Pinot Meunier grown alongside the Pinot Noir the add depth and complexity. A variety of soils ranging from sandy loam with a shallow clay layer to heavy clay contribute to the distinctive deep fruit and earthy flavors in this wine.