Rockgarden Estate cabernet canes under snow, which have fed the gleaning birds this winter season.

 

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FEBRUARY 24
Seattle Wine & Food Experience
Pop! Seafood & Bubbles
McCaw Hall
Seattle, WA

FEBRUARY 25
JDRF Seattle Guild
Dream Gala
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

MARCH 1
Buty Spring Release
Walla Walla, WA

MARCH 4
Classic Wines Auction
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
 
MARCH 17
Buty Wine Pouring
King's Market
Friday Harbor, WA

MARCH 23-26
Taste Washington
Century Link Field
Event Center
Seattle, WA
 
APRIL 1
BEAST Spring Release
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
APRIL 7-9
Spring Kick Off Weekend
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
MAY 5-7
Spring Release Weekend
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
JUNE 15-17
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Dear //FirstName//:

Greetings from Walla Walla, and welcome to our Buty Friends of the BEAST (FOTB) Spring Release. As always, we are offering our Friends of the BEAST our highly anticipated spring release wines first, and at our best prices of the year.

Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2014
Regular: $60, FOTB Exclusive: $45
Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot & Cabernet Franc 2015
Regular: $45, FOTB Exclusive: $35
Rosé of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2016
Regular: $25, FOTB Exclusive: $19

This exclusive pricing will be available until February 27th, when these wines will be offered to the general public. As an added treat, we are happy to include complimentary ground shipping on all orders of 12 bottles or more—so stock up! To learn more about these wines, read on, or if we had you at "best prices of the year" simply use the link below to go directly to your allocation.

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Please note: We will begin shipping March 6 (weather permitting).

Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2014
Since Buty's earliest days, we have been entranced by the great wines grown among the famed basalt cobbelstones of Walla Walla Valley's Milton-Freewater Fan region. These rocks are why we called this wine, Rediviva of the Stones, and the reason we named our estate vineyard Rockgarden. A few years back, the government officially recognized what the connoisseurs have long known—that this region makes amazing wines—when it announced that The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater had earned official status as an American Vilicultural Area. Made from our own organically certified syrah, cabernet and mourvèdre, or 2014 Rediviva of the Stones captures what we love about The Rocks. From its come-hither floral aromas to its silky tannins, lush, radiant fruit flavors and beautiful underlying savory elements, it is a wine with a deep and purposeful sense of place. While this vintage has yet to be reviewed, the 2013 vintage was hailed as "Outstanding" by Great Northwest Wine, earned 94 points on Wine Review Online, 92 points in Wine Advocate, which praised its "fabulous purity," 91 points in Wine Enthusiast and 90+ points in Vinous.

Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot & Cabernt Franc 2015
This is our sixteenth vintage crafting a blend of merlot and cabernet franc, and our fifth to come exclusively from Washington's renowned Conner Lee Vineyard. The reasons we love Conner Lee are numerous. It's a cool site, so even in warm vintages like 2015 its wines have energy and poise. The cabernet franc was planted in 1991, and the merlot in 1992, so the vines are wonderfully mature and yield incredibly nuanced wines. Just as important, from pruning to canopy design and thinning, the farming at Conner Lee is second-to-none. All of these factors have shaped our 2015 Conner Lee Merlot & Cabernet Franc. Though it is rich, supple and velvety, it is also a radiant wine, with a lovely natural acidity that makes flavors of ripe boysenberry, violet and chocolate-covered cherries dance across the palate to a lingering berry and spice finish. The previous vintage of this wine was rated "Outstanding" by Great Northwest Wine, and was featured in Wine Spectator Insider, where it earned 92 points in a roundup of the "editors most exciting new wines."

Rosé of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2016
We love a beautiful dry rosé. For us, a great rosé is not just a spring and summer sipper (though it is glorious in those roles). We drink rosé year round, both because we love how pure and vibrant its flavors can be, but also because it is deliciously versatile with so many foods, while also bridging the gap between white and red wines. To achieve the kind of rosé we admire takes a great deal of thoughtfulness and intention. For us, it begins with the decision to grow grapes and harvest them at a lower ripeness levels specifically to make this wine. Next, we exclusively used organic, estate-grown grenache and mourvèdre—both of which have the higher acid levels that are perfect for rosé. From there, we pressed gently and slowly, to avoid too much color and tannin, and we fermented long and cool—with no new oak and no malolactic fermentation—to preserve the dazzling fruit aromas we adore. The results leap from the glass, with juicy layers of tangerine, cantaloupe and wild strawberry, followed by hints of pink grapefruit and zesty minerality. The beautiful layers of pure fruit are echoed on the palate, where lively acidity adds a counterpoint to the wine's silky texture and depth. Simply put, this is a wine for people who like their rosés to be as interesting as they are enticing and delightful. Like our white wines, to preserve the inviting aromas and pure fruit of our rosé, it was not cold stabilized, and may therefore display some natural tartaric crystals. 
 
We hope these wines find a welcome place on your table in the months and years ahead. Thank you for your continued support, and may spring fill your home with happiness, good health and  great wine.

Nina, Chris, Lindsey, and Paul

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535 East Cessna Avenue
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