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Wine News & Reviews

2010 Buty Rediviva Of The Stones - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"Also exceedingly elegant and finesse driven, the 2010 Rediviva of the Stones is a blend of 65% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Mourvedre that comes mostly from the River Rock Vineyard located in pebbly strewn region around Milton-Freewater, but also includes a small amount of grapes from the estate’s Rockgarden Vineyard as well. The Syrah was fermented all whole cluster while the Cabernet Sauvignon was all de-stemmed. Aged for 14 months in neutral puncheons and barrels, it has a bright, perfumed and downright Cote-Rotie-like profile of red and black fruits, pepper, game and exotic flowers along with a medium-bodied, supple and yet energetic and lively mouthfeel. Opening up in the glass, with racy acidity and a full, rich mid-palate, it is the spitting image of class and while already approachable, it will have at least 7-8 years of longevity. Drink now-2020. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- The Wine Advocate (Issue #207, June 2013), 91 pts

2010 Buty Rediviva Of The Stones - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"(13.7% alcohol; 65% grenache, 31% cabernet sauvignon and 4% mourvedre): Bright, deep red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, bacon fat, smoke and wild herbs. Bright acidity gives a distinctly cool character to the intense berry and spice flavors. Still a bit youthfully tight but already shows compelling purity and length. Leaves behind very pure notes of ripe raspberry and spices. A terrific showing. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (November 2013), 92 pts

2011 Buty Rediviva Of The Stones - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"13.5% alcohol; 80% Syrah with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Mourvedre. Good bright, deep red. Highly complex, pure aromas of raspberry, spices, rose petal and wild herbs; an almost candied quality contributes appeal. Suave, smooth and fine-grained, showing a subtly saline character to the soil-driven flavors of strawberry, raspberry, smoke and musky minerality. Finishes with noble fine-grained tannins, noteworthy energy and excellent subtle persistence. I would have guessed this beauty had some Grenache in it. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (December 2014), 91 pts

2012 Buty Rediviva Of The Stones - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Just 13.1% alcohol; from vines planted on basalt and cobblestones in the Rocks. Good bright, dark red. A sexy note of reduction to the very ripe aromas of raspberry, cranberry, flowers and spices, plus a whiff of flinty oyster shell minerality; conveys strong terroir character. Red fruit and crushed-stone flavors show a subtle salinity, with harmonious acidity and a crunchy note of cranberry energizing the middle palate. Boasts an intriguing combination of elements but quite backward and slow to open. Finishes with ripe, refined tannins and sneaky length. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (November 2015), 92 pts

2012 Buty Rediviva Of The Stones - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The superstar here is the 2012 Redivivia of the Stones. Coming all from the Rocks region of Walla Walla and a blend of 78% Syrah, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Mourvedre that saw varying degrees of whole clusters in the fermentation and aging 19 months in neutral oak. It has classic olive, lavender, pepper, dried flowers and sweet cassis notes to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and lengthy feel on the palate. The tannin is noticeable, yet nicely integrated, and there’s terrific purity of fruit. Give it a year or two and enjoy bottled through 2022. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 219, June 2015), 92 pts