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FEBRUARY 5
Bullets Over Broadway
Buty Tasting
Paramount Theater
Seattle, WA

FEBRUARY 6
Buty Tasting
2-5pm
Esquin Wine Merchants
Seattle, WA

FEBRUARY 8
Taste Walla Walla
McCaw Hall
Seattle, WA

FEBRUARY 19
Joel McHale
Buty Tasting
Paramount Theater
Seattle, WA

FEBRUARY 27
JDRF Seattle Guild 27th Annual Dream Gala
Sheraton Hotel Seattle
Seattle, WA
 
    FEBRUARY 29
Taste Walla Walla
Pure Space
Portland, OR
 
MARCH 1
Classic Wines Auction - Winemaker Dinner
Ava Gene's
Portland, OR
 
MARCH 5
32nd Annual Classic Wines Auction
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
 
APRIL 1
RELEASE THE BEAST
Walla Walla, WA
 
APRIL 1-3
Spring Kick-Off Weekend
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
APRIL 1-3
Taste Washington
CenturyLink Field
Event Center
Seattle, WA
 
MAY 6-8
Spring Release Weekend
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
JUNE 16-18
Celebrate Walla Walla
Walla Walla Valley, WA
 
 
 
 

 
 

Dear Friend of the BEAST:

Greetings from Walla Walla, and welcome to our Buty Friends of the BEAST Spring Release. As we do each February, we are offering our Friends of the BEAST our highly anticipated spring release wines first, and at out best prices of the year.

Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2013
Regular: $60, FOTB Exclusive: $45
Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot & Cabernet Franc 2014
Regular: $45, FOTB Exclusive: $35

This exclusive pricing will be available to you until February 28th, 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, making this a wonderful time to stock up. If you would like to learn more about these exciting wines, we invite you 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 1st (weather permitting).

Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate 2013
This beautifully complex and aromatic blend is our thirteenth vintage of Rediviva of the Stones, and the third to come entirely from our own Rockgarden Estate in the newly minted The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater appellation. We fell under the spell of this remarkable winegrowing region back in 1999, when Buty was just an idea jotted down on a napkin during a hiking trip. Like Rockgarden Estate and Rediviva of the Stones, The Rocks District takes its name from the region’s famed basalt cobblestones. In a wonderful alchemy of geology, geography and climate, these “Stones” absorb heat from the sun and radiate it back to the vines, ultimately yielding wines that have silky tannins and beautiful lush fruit, but also alluring aromas of lavender and violet, and fascinating savory qualities. In 2006, our love affair with this region led us to plant our cherished 10-acre Rockgarden Estate. As these organically farmed vines have evolved, so has Rediviva of the Stones, gaining nuance and complexity with each new vintage. Our finest bottling to date, the 2013 vintage captures the essence of The Rocks, with sophisticated syrah-driven notes of beach smoke, olive tapenade, sea spray and black raspberry underscored by sweet tobacco leaf and floral layers from cabernet sauvignon and a hint of peppery spice from mourvèdre. While our 2013 vintage has yet to be reviewed, the 2011 vintage was hailed as one of the “Top 100 Washington Wines” in Seattle Met, and the 2012 vintage was named one of “The Ten Best Wines of 2015” by Forbes, which called it “pure elegance in the glass” and earned ratings of 92 points in both Wine Advocate and Vinous.

Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot & Cabernet Franc 2014
The magic of Conner Lee Vineyard is that it is a cool site in a warm sunny region. Because it is located at an elevation of almost 1,200 feet, in the desert-like environment of Eastern Washington where temperatures plummet at night, the grapes from this renowned vineyard ripen slowly, developing compelling and sophisticated flavors, even in warmer vintages like 2014. Just as important, the grapes preserve the natural acidity that we so highly prize in our wines for its ability to impart poise and structure. In 2014, this resulted in one of the most exciting vintages of this wine ever. Combining a lush and juicy merlot-driven core of black cherry and boysenberry, with lovely cabernet franc layers of flowers, blueberry and baking spices, this is a rich and inviting wine. Seamlessly integrated new oak adds to its complexity, while imparting hints of vanilla, nutmeg and mocha. Like the 2013 Rediviva of the Stones, the new vintage of this wine has yet to be reviewed, though year after year it is one of our most acclaimed bottling. The previous vintage was called “a brilliant wine option” by Travel + Leisure, and earned 92 points from Wine Spectator.

I hope these wines find a welcome place on your table surrounded by family and friends. Thank you for your continued support, and may spring fill your home with peace, prosperity and great wine!

Nina, Chris, and the Buty Team

Buty rock

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T 509.527.0901 / F 509.527.0882
535 East Cessna Avenue
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