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2012 Buty US Red Blend "Connor Lee Vineyard"

Buty 2012 Connor Lee Vineyard

Winery: Buty

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Connor Lee Vineyard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 63% Merlot & 37% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 315

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: November 11, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored red blend from Washington is terrific. It opens with a pleasant black cherry and red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very tasty cherry with hints of red raspberry, blueberry, mild oak, and a touch of minerality at the end. The finish is dry and its well managed fine tannins drift away nicely. This wine is very food friendly and drinking well right now. I would pair this wine with filet mignon in the near term. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bringing together everything we love about great Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this is a gorgeous expression of what can be achieved in an iconic vineyard in a great vintage. A deep, rich core of spiced cherry from the Merlot is surrounded by layers of rose and sage from the Cabernet Franc, which also contributes excellent acidity and beautiful fine-grained tannins. Oak aging has subtly imparted hints of cinnamon, smoke and cobbler, underscoring the Merlot's body and richness.

Organic status: not organic

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