Overview of the Wine
John Buehler, Sr. and his son, John, began the renovation of the property that would become Buehler Vineyards in 1971. Located six miles east of St. Helena and nestled in the mountains above Conn Valley, Buehler Vineyards encompasses some 300 acres of Napa Valley hillside terrain. After a quarter of a century of growing grapes and over 20 years of winemaking from those vines, their foc us remains on varietals that are best suited to this site: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.
For those who seek youthful fresh Cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink this wine from 2018 through 2022. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2023-2033.
Trivia: Did you know this is the first winery that HEIDI BARRETT made wine for? That was many moons ago but this is the winery that launched her success.
Grape / Blend
The wine is brimming with fruit aromas and flavors biased to the black fruit end of the Cabernet spectrum: plums, blackberry, and black currant. Rich and full- bodied on the palate, this Cabernet drinks well on release but will soften and develop with additional age. For those who seek youthful fresh Cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2022 through 2026. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2027-2037.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This full-bodied, concen- trated wine emphasizes toasted-oak aromas and flavors. These are amply backed with black plums, black olives and mulled cherries that smooth the sandy edges of the moderately tannic texture.
91 Points - James Suckling
Spiced cocoa beans, red chili pepper and creamy blackberries. Medium body and supple with flavorful currants and blackberries on the palate. Quite welcoming. Drink now.
91 Points - Wine Spectator
A juicy, fan-friendly wine, with a flash of mint giving way to brambly raspberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit notes, which are backed by a snap of red licorice on the finish. A light sassafras note peeks in, too.
Product size: 750ml