Buena Vista Winery

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 17


Buena Vista Winery


Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon handpicked from the extraordinary Morris Vineyard on Diamond Mountain
  • Planted in rocky volcanic soils and sitting above the fogline, the grapes produce a rich, dense wine
  • Aging for 20 months in 100% new French oak offering a soft, plush mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins
  • Bidding farewell and paying homage to the illustrious Count of Buena Vista and the cherished Morris Vineyard

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Count of Buena Vista’s death by crocodile. From becoming the father of California viticulture to losing everything on the auction block, the Count’s life is storied and unparalleled. In 1857, he founded Buena Vista Winery, California’s first premium winery, and later went on to build the first gravity-flow stone winery, dig the first wine caves and was the first to advise hillside planting. In 1868, the Count left to pursue a new endeavor, making rum, in Nicaragua. In 1869, while trying to cross a crocodile-infested river, he fell to his death. This 2019 100% Cabernet Sauvignon honors his commitment and influence he made on California winemaking. 2019 also pays tribute to the last vintage from the Morris Vineyard as it too, fell victim to an abrupt end. Sitting above the fog line where the grapes experienced warmer days and cooler nights, the vineyard is known for producing rich, dense wines with fine-grained tannins and a soft, plush mouthfeel. Aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months, this is a wine that will age gracefully for years and will carry on the legend, the legacy and the memory of the Count of Buena Vista and the Morris Vineyard.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Brian Maloney

Winemaker, Buena Vista Winery

Winemaker, Brian Maloney

Brian Maloney was born on his family’s historic ranch in the Petaluma Gap straddling the Marin and Sonoma County border.

Inspired by his grandmother’s stories of her father’s struggles growing grapes and making wine in the Calistoga area before, during and after Prohibition, he enrolled in the world-famous Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California, Davis. Following graduation he worked the harvest of 2003 at DeLoach Vineyards and has remained there ever since, playing a key role in elevating the winery’s Pinot Noir pedigree, expanding its vineyard-designate program, and planting and establishing its Biodynamic estate vineyard.

Starting in 2011, Brian has expanded his responsibilities to include overseeing the rebirth of the legendary Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma. In 2012, his team was the first to make wine in the historic Champagne cellars in over 30 years, a celebration that was punctuated by the joining of Tokaji and Sonoma as Sister Cities on the first day of harvest for the reopened cellars.

Country born: United States

Education: UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Program, Mentor David Ramey

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
With generations of farming and winemaking in his background, Brian has always taken to letting the terroir show first. Whether with cool climate Pinot Noir or mountain top Cabernet, his ultimate goal is to let the interaction between the site, the vine and the grower shine through to set the style of the wines.

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