Buty Winery 2012 Phinny Hill Vineyard Columbia Rediviva, Horse Heaven Hills, $50

By on February 22, 2016

Buty Winery 2012 Phinny Hill Vineyard Columbia Rediviva labelAt 84% percent, this essentially is a Cabernet Sauvignon from arguably Washington state’s most exclusive neighborhood for Cab. After all, Dick Beightol’s Phinny Hill just is across the highway from famed Champoux Vineyards. It’s a stylish red from the Horse Heaven Hills, bringing a theme of black cherry, blackberry from the Syrah (16%) and plum skins with toasted oak, dark chocolate and black olive. The fluid’s texture is rich, dark, smooth and succulent, finished with bittersweet chocolate tannins, blueberry acidity and black licorice.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 415 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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