2012 Buty "Rediviva of the Stones - Rockgarden Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Red Blend (5L)

SKU #1577539 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The superstar here is the 2012 Redivivia of the Stones. Coming all from the Rocks region of Walla Walla and a blend of 78% Syrah, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Mourvedre that saw varying degrees of whole clusters in the fermentation and aging 19 months in neutral oak. It has classic olive, lavender, pepper, dried flowers and sweet cassis notes to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and lengthy feel on the palate. The tannin is noticeable, yet nicely integrated, and there’s terrific purity of fruit. Give it a year or two and enjoy bottled through 2022. (JD) Inner quote mark

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Good bright, dark red. A sexy note of reduction to the very ripe aromas of raspberry, cranberry, flowers and spices, plus a whiff of flinty oyster shell minerality; conveys strong terroir character. Red fruit and crushed-stone flavors show a subtle salinity, with harmonious acidity and a crunchy note of cranberry energizing the middle palate. Boasts an intriguing combination of elements but quite backward and slow to open. Finishes with ripe, refined tannins and sneaky length. (Just 13.1% alcohol; from vines planted on basalt and cobblestones in the Rocks) (ST) Inner quote mark

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A unique blend of Syrah (78%), Cabernet Sauvignon (13%) and Mourvèdre, this low-alcohol wine (for the vintage and region) offers aromas of high-toned dried herbs, earth, smoked meat, smoke and white pepper. The citrusy fire-pit flavors are elegant and show persistence. It's a unique expression of the area that should do well on the dinner table. Inner quote mark

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