Buena Vista joined the Boisset Family Estates collection in May 2011. Today, Jean-Charles Boisset is returning Buena Vista to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the champagne cellars, which have been unavailable to the public for over 20 years. Jean-Charles is 100% dedicated to doing whatever is needed to showcase the quality of the wines from this property. The wines of Buena Vista are being driven to greater heights under Winemaker Brian Maloney and Consulting Winemaker David Ramey, including the re-introduction of Sonoma wines, in honor of Buena Vista's role in the discovery of Sonoma as one California's great terroirs.
Despite the retail price, this wine received much of the same treatment as wines that cost much more, including long fermentation times for greater complexity, and aging in French oak barrels. This wine is textbook Sonoma Cabernet; a modern wine that recognizes its French roots. It shows currant, raspberry, black cherry, and a distinct herb note. The wine is supported by good tannins that keep the finish going and going.