Founded by father and son, Buehler Vineyards was used for cattle grazing, but is now planted with vineyards. Their hillside Cabernet Sauvignon lot, which produces limited quantity, very concentrated fruit which is used in their Estate Cab. The winery also makes Zinfandel and Chardonnay.
The Buehler 2002 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes grown above Conn Dam in the Vaca Hills of the Eastern Napa Valley. The geology that these vines are grown in is very diverse, giving the wine complexity. This is in spite of the fact that the grapes come from the same estate vineyard.
Buehler’s 2001 Zinfandel is a subdued wine that is a break from some of the overblown Zins that are on the market today. It is medium bodied, not overly alcoholic and is therefore more food friendly than many California Zinfandels.
While their Cab and Zin is grown in the Napa Valley, their Chardonnay is sourced from the Russian River Valley AVA. Their 2002 Chardonnay has unmistakable acidity that is balanced by the fact that it is aged sur lies. This is a tasty wine with fruit and floral aromas and flavors.