Posts Tagged Buty

2010 Buty ‘Rediviva of the Stones,’ Walla Walla Valley, Washington

This is a wine that sends mixed signals. A blend of Syrah (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (31%) and Mourvedre (4%), it has a “Rhonish” aroma of smoked meat, black pepper, blackberry fruit, black plum and leather. Given that, you might expect it to be... Read more

2011 Buty Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot & Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, Washington

If you’re looking for a prototypical, easy-drinking Merlot, this bottling is not for you. But if you’re simply seeking a sublime red wine, this vineyard-designated release will satisfy from the first sniff (high-toned tobacco, black olive, dark... Read more

2010 Buty ‘Columbia Rediviva,’ Phinny Hill Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Glass-staining deep purple in hue, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Syrah (15%) is nicely knit — balanced and well structured. It has a very pretty nose of polished French oak that leads to impressions of extracted black cherry liqueur,... Read more

2012 Beast ‘Sphinx’ Riesling, Wallula Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

This wine has a lovely, sweet, perfumed nose of ripe apple and peach, along with a sense of tropical fruit and a splash of rosewater. It’s fairly weighty for a Riesling, with a good streak of acidity that makes it refreshing. The finish is clean... Read more

2009 Buty ‘Columbia Rediviva,’ Phinny Hill Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington

Lightly glass-staining opaque purple/black color. In the Columbia Valley of Washington state, each new vintage creates fresh discussion over whether Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon is the top varietal for the appellation. Buty was the first winery in... Read more

2010 Buty 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, Washington

Translucent dark ruby color. The nose begins with low notes of tobacco and a savory meatiness, followed by high notes of menthol and green pepper, and finishes with a sweet roundness of fleshy dark fruit and notes of cream and chocolate. Quite... Read more

2010 Beast ‘Wildebeest,’ Columbia Valley, Washington

Nearly opaque black/purple color. The reluctant nose, with aeration, unfolds to reveal black pepper, mint/menthol, tobacco leaf, blueberries, cream, game meat and other dark fruits. As might be expected — since the wine’s namesake is known to... Read more

2009 Buty ‘Rediviva of the Stones,’ Walla Walla Valley, Washington

This blend of 77% Syrah and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly opaque dark crimson/purple in color. Initial wood aromas of finely ground black pepper, toast and vanilla lead to polished huckleberry and blackberry syrup fruit. Lush and mouth-coating,... Read more

2011 Buty Chardonnay, Conner Lee Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington

Medium straw color with hints of green. Crisp, cool-climate aromatics of green apple, lemon and flowers are complemented by mild toast and lees notes. Imagine a fine Champagne as a still table wine. The fruit sweetens up in the mouth. Coupled with a... Read more

2011 Buty 60% Semillon, 19% Sauvignon & 21% Muscadelle, Columbia Valley, Washington

This is Buty Winery’s rendition of a classic white Bordeaux. Medium straw in color, with bronze tones. The wonderfully aromatic nose offers up honeysuckle, white flowers, star fruit, lemon oil, figs and limestone. The wine shows a lush and juicy... Read more