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Buty Winery Beast Red Columbia Valley 2011

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This is a unique and whimsical blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Petite Verdot... A very pretty nose with exotic spices and wild floral highlights, minty notes a very cool year and a host of berry fruit on the nose. Black raspberry, cherry and currant berry fruit on the tongue with a host of that spice and floral nuance from the nose coming through on the finish along with a firm hand of acidity holding things together. With Beast we present new varietals, new vineyards, or showcase an intriguing wine outside of the Buty portfolio. " - Winery The 2011 Buty Winery Beast Red is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based cuvee, most of which hailed from one single vineyard, Phinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills subregion of Washington's famed Columbia Valley! Remarkable as much for the fact that it was one of the last cuvees made by celebrated winemaker Caleb Foster, the 2011 Buty 'Beast' is a bit of a misnomer, whose powerful aromatics and flavors are more poignant and refined than wild and beastly, a true beauty from a gorgeous 'European-like' vintage. "Our 2011 Wildebeest was blended from 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 29% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre, 4% Grenache and 3% Cabernet Franc, with every variety from each vineyard fermented and aged separately in the finest French oak for 22 months. In order to allow the Wildebeest to display its native fruit and spice character, the barrels were generally older (from two to five years), with 20% aged in larger-format puncheons. Overall, the new oak is 5%, and the alcohol content is 13.5%.

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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

This is a unique and whimsical blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Petite Verdot... A very pretty nose with exotic spices and wild floral highlights, minty notes a very cool year and a host of berry fruit on the nose. Black raspberry, cherry and currant berry fruit on the tongue with a host of that spice and floral nuance from the nose coming through on the finish along with a firm hand of acidity holding things together. With Beast we present new varietals, new vineyards, or showcase an intriguing wine outside of the Buty portfolio. " - Winery The 2011 Buty Winery Beast Red is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based cuvee, most of which hailed from one single vineyard, Phinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills subregion of Washington's famed Columbia Valley! Remarkable as much for the fact that it was one of the last cuvees made by celebrated winemaker Caleb Foster, the 2011 Buty 'Beast' is a bit of a misnomer, whose powerful aromatics and flavors are more poignant and refined than wild and beastly, a true beauty from a gorgeous 'European-like' vintage. "Our 2011 Wildebeest was blended from 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 29% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre, 4% Grenache and 3% Cabernet Franc, with every variety from each vineyard fermented and aged separately in the finest French oak for 22 months. In order to allow the Wildebeest to display its native fruit and spice character, the barrels were generally older (from two to five years), with 20% aged in larger-format puncheons. Overall, the new oak is 5%, and the alcohol content is 13.5%.

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