Boasting a rich nose luxuriously filled with notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and grilled meat...Ripe, jammy notes of blackberry, currant, strawberry, and cassis delve deeply. White pepper charms the juicy fruit and engages a fine acidity.
Wine grapes have been planted in Sonoma County since the first European settlers arrived. In 1812, Russian immigrants began planting vines along the coast. In the 1820s, Spanish monks planted vines as they built their missions. In 1855, Hungarian Agoston Haraszthy founded Buena Vista, which bills itself as Californiaâ€™s first premium winery, still in operation today.