Buty Merlot Cabernet Franc

Buty Merlot Cabernet Franc

2013 Buty Merlot Cabernet Franc Conner Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Bright, dark red. Slightly exotic aromas of red fruits, quince, clove and menthol. Sweet raspberry and mace flavors hint at quick-ripening grapes, but the wine delivers good freshness, texture and berry intensity. Nicely pliant on the middle palate but still a touch youthfully aggressive on the finish. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (November 2015), 90 pts

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2013 Buty Merlot Cabernet Franc Conner Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"One of the standouts in the lineup is the 2013 Merlot and Cabernet Franc Conner Lee Vineyard, which is 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc. Aged 15 months in a mix of barrels and 500-liter puncheons, this medium to full-bodied 2013 has lots of plum, black olive, underbrush and spring flower notes in a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, seamless package. Showing a touch of herbal character, as well as slight bloodiness, with time in the glass, it’s an impressive bottle of wine that will drink nicely through 2026. - JD"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 225, June 2016), 92 pts

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2012 Buty Merlot Cabernet Franc Conner Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"(a 63/37 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc): Bright ruby-red. Lively aromas of redcurrant, coffee and mocha. Sweet, smooth and suave on the palate, but currently showing a medicinal reserve to the red berry and sexy oak flavors. Subtle floral lift contributes to the wine’s appeal. Not a monster of concentration but quite seamless and long, with sweet tannins and a repeating floral note. I’d expect this beauty to put on weight with time in the cellar. Two thousand twelve is the first vintage made by new winemaker Chris Dowsett from start to finish. - Stephen Tanzer"
- VInous (December 2014), 92 pts

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