From California’s oldest premium winery, Buena Vista, comes this carefully crafted Chardonnay – as impressive as the estate’s founder, the ‘Count’ of Buena Vista, Agoston Haraszthy de Mokesa. Made with perfectly ripened grapes (hand harvested at night to preserve fruit character). The wine was partially barrel fermented, to give a rich, round character. Look forward to a medium bodied wine with apple, pear and toasted almond aromas and flavors, plus a delightful creaminess on the palate.
Surrounded by his own tales of intrigue and political exile, The Count emigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in the burgeoning American West. Following the so-called forty-niners in search of gold in the hills of northern California, Haraszthy sought “purple gold” – the perfect place for exceptional wine. He ultimately settled in Sonoma, birthplace of California and capital of the short-lived California Republic, where he founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857.