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2012 Buena Vista US Red Blend "Legendary Badge"

Winery: Buena Vista

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Legendary Badge"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 39% Petite Sirah, 29% Syrah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache & 5% Merlot

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 7,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 19, 2014

Wine Review: This red blend from Buena Vista is a great wine for the winter. It is opaque and midnight blue colored. It opens with a blueberry bouquet with hints of blackberry and a touch of boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, super smooth and velvety. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry and black cherry blend with hints of blackberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit flavors are nicely prolonged. Mark and I thought this wine would pair well with sauteed veal medallions. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Buena Vista Legendary Badge is a powerful wine, brimming with personality. It's authoritative and loyal, a bold combination of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Grenache and Merlot. Like the men who are elected to serve their counties, our wine displays a robust magnetism that commands a room (or dinner table) and bridges the gap between traditional and extraordinary. Ripe red fruits abound, dominating the palate while integrated tannins provide great structure and offer an arrestingly vigorous mouthfeel.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Buena Vista 2012 Legendary Badge.

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