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Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. This is a richer wine than its two younger cellarmates, and it eschews overt herbs in favor of riper, loosely figgy fruit and exhibits a mild trim of toast. It is slightly viscous and fairly full-bodied, and, if its ripeness brings a suggestion of late-arriving heat, it counts weight and richness as real assets and will succeed as a partner to poultry and meaty fish dishes.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.

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Buttonwood Farm Winery:
Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabe... Read more
Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and syrah reflects the preferences of owners Betty Williams and her son-in-law, Bret Davenport, for Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. As we expected, they grow perfectly in our warm, eastern Santa Ynez Valley location. Our winery was completed in time for the crush of 1989. We now produce 8,000 cases of wine a year and quite frankly, have a great time doing it. How could we not given our spectacular surroundings and the congenial winemaking atmosphere of Santa Barbara County? The satisfaction of what we do spills over to our tasting room where laughter and lively conversation abound. So on your next trip to Santa Barbara County come visit us in the Santa Ynez Valley. We’ll be waiting to welcome you to Buttonwood Farm and taste some wine with you. Read less

External Reviews for Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc

11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. This is a richer wine than its two younger cellarmates, and it eschews overt herbs in favor of riper, loosely figgy fruit and exhibits a mild trim of toast. It is slightly viscous and fairly full-bodied, and, if its ripeness brings a suggestion of late-arriving heat, it counts weight and richness as real assets and will succeed as a partner to poultry and meaty fish dishes.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. This is a richer wine than its two younger cellarmates




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