Take heed, brave soul, with the approach of All Hallows' Eve, something wickedly good this way comes. From the haunted slopes of Phinny Hill, and the wild forbidding reaches of Conner Lee Vineyard, we have unleashed three spectacular BEASTs onto this earthly plane. As a loyal Friend of the BEAST, you are invited to snare these elusive and delicious creatures first, and at the best prices anywhere, until October 29th. For your added pleasure, we are happy to provide complimentary UPS Ground shipping on all orders of twelve bottles or more! Rare in nature, and impeccably bred, these BEASTs won't last long.
2013 BEAST Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Regular: $42 Your exclusive price: $37
This is the tenth vintage of this acclaimed BEAST. Reared in the warm 2013 vintage, it is also one of the most commanding and voluptuous expressions of this BEAST that we have ever conjured. While it stalks with power and purpose, as our prized Phinny Hill cabernet vines have matured, the resulting wines have become more and more complex. A pure expression of 100% Phinny Hill cabernet sauvignon aged for 20 months in 20% new Taransaud French oak barrels, this BEAST is a cab lover’s dream, capturing that rare duality of richness and nuance. Simply put, it is a standout wine, and a wonderful example of why this BEAST has established such a dedicated following.
2013 BEAST Conner Lee Vineyard "1991 Block" Cabernet Franc
Regular: $40 Your exclusive price: $35
For over a decade, we have hunted the great cabernet franc of Conner Lee Vineyard, where desert-like days and cool nights create a regal BEAST with poise, polish and backbone. Prized for its layered complexity and lush fruit, the coveted older-vine cabernet franc from Conner Lee’s 1991 Block yields a bold and alluring wine with abundant flavors of blueberry and spice. At the same time, this wine has amazing tannins that contribute to a wonderful texture and remarkable mid-palate depth. Aging in 33% new Taransaud French oak barrels has underscored the lovely structure and contributed just the right hint of spice. While it may not be a proven mathematical equation, we believe: Hot year + cool vineyard = great cabernet franc.
2013 BEAST Phinny Hill Vineyard Syrah Noir Clone
Regular: $35 Your exclusive price: $30
We planted the Syrah Noir Clone on a cool, exposed section of Phinny Hill Vineyard, where the wind thickens the grape skins and the vines dig deep through loamy soils and basalt cobblestones from pre-Ice Age rivers. Reared in these conditions, this BEAST is bold and complex, revealing juicy layers of raspberry, plum, marionberry and fresh-cracked pepper, as well as hints of rose petal, black tea and earth. To help accentuate the most desirable elements of this exceptional BEAST, it was caged for 20 months in a mix of French and American oak, with the French barrels underscoring the wine’s elegance and the American barrels adding a note of complementary spice to the aromatics of the Noir clone.
May these bright spirits find a welcome place in your home this Halloween.
With a wink,
Nina, Chris and the Buty Team