Origin: United States
- Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Our Columbia Rediviva is a rich and sophisticated blend from Washington State comprised of two classic varietals: cabernet sauvignon and syrah. At Buty, we were the first Washington winery to focus on blends of cabernet sauvignon and syrah as deluxe wines. Columbia Rediviva grows on an historic Washington site—the east face of Phinny Hill by the Columbia River. The cabernet and syrah vines are planted there in silt-loam soils, above freedraining basalt cobblestones from pre-Ice Age rivers. Our blocks are on the leeward and eastfacing slope of the hilltop, where they are protected from the forceful Columbia River winds. We sought out this site specifically for producing Columbia Rediviva, and selected all the trellising and pruning design for the cabernet vines, which were certified organic in 2012. The syrah was planted to our choice of clones and trellis system.
Tasting Notes: The cool vintage has produced a wine with amazing color and depth, as well as beautiful varietal character and pure fruit notes. Alluring cherry and cream aromas hint at this wine’s lush, juicy mouthfeel, where lovely cabernet layers of black cherry, cassis and spice are underscored by the density and richness of the syrah. Hints of wildflowers, licorice, char and spicy mint add nuance, while firm, well-balanced tannins and excellent natural acidity provide an almost architectural backbone, and the promise of long life. Alcohol 14.1%.
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