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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