They say that Buty is in the eye of the beholder, which is why each Halloween season we release our BEASTs. Wickedly good and dangerously alluring, these glorious creations were reared in the unforgiving soils of the legendary Phinny Hill Vineyard, where they grew poised and powerful under the hot sun of the Horse Heaven Hills. For many, these BEASTs are only creatures whispered in legend. For you they are real! The first is a bold and beautiful expression of cabernet sauvignon. The second is a 'Reserva Style' malbec, its rustic wildness tamed by four long years in barrel and bottle. As a Friend of the BEAST, you are invited to snare these elusive creatures at our best prices anywhere until October 29. And, if you order 12 bottles or more, we will include complimentary UPS Ground shipping. Let the hunt begin!
2015 BEAST Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Regular: $42 Your exclusive price: $37
The near-perfect 2015 growing season yielded a BEAST cabernet with a decadent dark side. One of his favorite wines of the vintage, our winemaker, Chris Dowsett, trained this BEAST for 21 months in 20% new French oak, and added just a dash of syrah to accentuate its savory side. The result is a rich and headstrong wine with gorgeous layers of blueberry, boysenberry and black cherry, underscored by firm, ripe tannins and exotic notes of lilac and Asian spice. Straddling the magical line between the Old World and the New, it is a spectacular creature that comports itself with gusto and grace.
2013 BEAST Phinny Hill Vineyard 'Reserva Style' Malbec
Regular: $35 Your exclusive price: $30
In its youth, the malbec from Phinny Hill can be quite ferocious, which is why we created our 'Reserva' program. After 20 months in barrel and two years in bottle, a transformation occurs, resulting in a plush, flowing wine, with intense layers of black licorice, savory plum sauce, moist earth, smoked meats, clove and currants. Though 91% of this wine was aged in older American oak barrels, we also used 9% new Taransaud French barrels, which add just a hint of oaky sweetness and spice. Time has been good to this BEAST, and it will serve you well in the months and years ahead.
Speaking of the year ahead, we have several fantastic events coming up. From our 'Pours on Pine' Broadway Series featuring the smash-hit musical 'Hamilton' to our inaugural Buty Wine Cruise on the enchanting Rhine River, we hope to raise a glass with you soon.
May Halloween haunt your home brightly!
Nina, Chris, Lindsey, and Paul