2021 The Founder Red Wine

The Founder Red Wine from Buena Vista Winery celebrates and honors Buena Vistas founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, and the pioneering role he played in creating the California wine world. The Founder, true to the Counts legacy, is a bold wine with a gold medallion predominantly featuring the Haraszthy family crest adorning the bottle.

The Count of Buena Vista, Agoston Haraszthy, was a vivacious pioneer whose love affair with grape-growing started in his homeland of Hungary. Surrounded by tales of intrigue and political exile, the Count emigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in the burgeoning American West. He ultimately settled in Sonoma, where he founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857.

96 points, The Wine Independent

The 2021 vintage of The Founder, in deep garnet red, captivates with an alluring bouquet of crushed blackberries, ripe blackcurrant, menthol, and dark chocolate, with a delicate touch of vanilla. The palate reveals intricate layers of red raspberry and blackberry, accented by subtle mineral notes and a hint of cedar. This full-bodied wine features delicately structured tannins, a lush mouthfeel, and concludes with a daring, enduring finish.

The Founder is an expressive blend, bringing together Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from distinguished vineyards across Sonoma Valley including the renowned Moon Mountain. The wine was fermented in closed-top fermenters with extended maceration and was aged in 54% new French oak for 21 months before being bottled unfiltered.


Sonoma County





Total Acidity

6.0 g/L


21 months in 54% new French oak




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