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. The syrah was planted to our choice of clones and trellis system.
Tasting Notes: 2012 proved to be a particularly spectacular growing season for our beautifully maturing Phinny Hill Vineyard cabernet sauvignon vines. As a result, our 2012 Columbia Rediviva, which has one of the highest percentages of cabernet in this wine’s history, offers profound color, depth and structure, with alluring aromas of black cherry, cream and cassis. On the palate, excellent natural acidity adds poise to the lush dark fruit, with layers of raspberry preserves and spice from the syrah providing a lovely counterpoint to the deeper flavors. Alcohol 14.8%.
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