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Buty Columbia Valley Red Blend 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Pencil shavings, red cherries and faint green herb notes come together over a base note of sweet creme brulee on the nose. This acts all non-descriptor on entry, showing a hint of something meaty and some toasty vanilla-laced cereal notes. With time the mid-palate pops open, revealing bright, juicy red raspberry and strawberry fruit. This is lively in the mouth with a touch of creaminess from the oak, but the flavors are lovely, if a touch faint. There's a little heat on the finish, and some gentle spicy notes, but the fruit lingers on in a spicy, red way. A little too much alcohol, but this is lovely and fresh. 92pts

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Buty Winery:
2000 founding of buty For the first five years the winery was run entirely by Caleb and Nina. From our inaugural vintage forward, we have been very focused on selecting only the best fruit to transform into Buty wine. 2001 first vintage of rediviva of the stones and columbia rediviva In 1998 we fantasized about starting our own dream winery based on the marriage of cabernet sauvignon and syra... Read more
2000 founding of buty For the first five years the winery was run entirely by Caleb and Nina. From our inaugural vintage forward, we have been very focused on selecting only the best fruit to transform into Buty wine. 2001 first vintage of rediviva of the stones and columbia rediviva In 1998 we fantasized about starting our own dream winery based on the marriage of cabernet sauvignon and syrah—which we manifested as Rediviva of the Stones and Columbia Rediviva. Buty was the first Washington winery to focus on these blends as deluxe wines. 2002 a vintage in south africa Zelma Long connected us with a winery project in South Africa, where we worked with fascination through crush. Winemaking overseas gave us an international perspective on our Washington wines. 2003 THE HOTtest vintage on record We make world-class wines that we enjoy, blending together until we perfect a wine that excites both of our palettes. We look forward to sharing each new vintage with Buty enthusiasts, good friends and family. 2004 our first vintage at phinny hill vineyard In addition to our organic estate, Rockgarden, we develop our wines at our estate grown vineyards. Our wine style begins in the vineyard as we work closely throughout the year with all of our growers. 2005 A VINTAGE OF SUPERLATIVES The seasons hold sway in our lives and in our livelihood and we practice sustainable and organic paths both in the vineyard and the cellar. The atmosphere at Buty is family-oriented, fun and creative 2006 FLUSH WITH DELUXE WINEMAKING EQUIPMENT The BEAST himself ready for harvest with punch-down tool in hand. Our alter-ego BEAST wines are released every Halloween—and sometimes on April Fool’s. 2007 TINY GRAPES AND GREAT EXTRACTION Hand sorted fruit, hand mixed fermentations and free run wines all reflect our old fashioned approach with modern tools. 2008 ROCKGARDEN ESTATE TAKES ROOT Rockgarden was an active dream for years, but it took a long time to buy land with exactly the qualifications we desired. Here, Caleb is pruning the branches and roots of mourvèdre vines before they take root in our stony soil. The Estate Rediviva of the Stones will come from this organic land. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Buty Columbia Valley Red Blend

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,454
4.50 5
01/09/2013

Pencil shavings, red cherries and faint green herb notes come together over a base note of sweet creme brulee on the nose. This acts all non-descriptor on entry, showing a hint of something meaty and some toasty vanilla-laced cereal notes. With time the mid-palate pops open, revealing bright, juicy red raspberry and strawberry fruit. This is lively in the mouth with a touch of creaminess from the oak, but the flavors are lovely, if a touch faint. There's a little heat on the finish, and some gentle spicy notes, but the fruit lingers on in a spicy, red way. A little too much alcohol, but this is lovely and fresh. 92pts



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