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Buty Winery 2008 Columbia Rediviva - Review

Columbia River Valley, Washington

Our Selection for Wine of the Week March 12, 2012

A bottle of Buty Winery 2008 Columbia Rediviva, our wine of the week

Buty Winery
2008 Columbia Rediviva

Columbia River Valley, WA

Buty was founded in 2000 by Nina Buty Foster and her husband Caleb Foster. A veteran of the wine industry, winemaker Caleb worked harvests on three continents before venturing on his own to create Washington wines with a true expression of vintage and terroir. The winery began by producing just a single wine, but in less than a decade, production has grown to include Chardonnay, Riesling, one white and two red blends. Columbia Rediviva, the first wine Buty ever produced, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The wine is named for a ship that sailed through the Columbia River in 1792 on a doomed search for a waterway that linked the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On the nose, it offers blackberry and black currant with a touch of bramble. Black fruits tease the tip of the tongue with chocolate and mocha weighty on the mid-palate and continuing through to the medium finish. A fairly full-bodied wine, its chewy tannins hint at its ageability. Try it with seared venison covered in a blackberry sauce, classic filet mignon or, for vegetarians, a hearty vegetable stew.

Rating: 14/20

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