Grand Chateau Buena Vista
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Founded in 1857 as the first premium winery in California, Buena Vista Winery is known for its bold pioneering spirit. We’ve harnessed more than 165 years of winemaking vision for this exclusive Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. Grapes were handpicked from two vineyards to create a soft, plush mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins. One vineyard sits at more than 1,100 feet in elevation and imparts concentrated dark fruit flavors with a nice mineral characteristic to the blend. The grapes from the valley floor of Stags Leap District bring forth more red notes and offer an overall rounder style to this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine celebrates and honors Buena Vista’s indelible presence and significant contributions to the California wine world. Inspired by "Count of Buena Vista" Agoston Haraszthy's influence on the foundation of Napa Valley, where he trained and inspired many young winemakers who would go on to found some of Napa’s most acclaimed historical wineries, Buena Vista has returned to Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is grand.
Winemaker, Buena Vista Winery
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
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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