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2007 Buty Rediviva of the Stones Syrah / Cabernet Sauvignon

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May 16, 2021 - $36

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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

Violets and compost dance through the aromas, leading into an intensely fruity palate loaded with sappy berry richness, nuanced with scents and streaks of cured meat, garrigue, earth and graphite...it strikes a perfect balance among fruit, earth, and rock. At its core it is still wrapped tight, immaculately clean, and still almost impenetrably dense.

93The Wine Advocate

Aromas of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, lilacs, black currant, and blueberry give way to a velvety-textured, layered palate with herbs and olives making an appearance.

93Wine Spectator

Supple, complex and deep, with mineral, earth and meat notes mingling with blackberry and black olive flavors, persisting expressively against refined tannins.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...nose with cassis, ripe herbs, leafy tobacco, campfire and earthy, meaty notes. The palate is medium to full bodied with gobs of sweet, rich fruit, fresh acidity, a soft, lush texture and a long finish. Very pretty and a good mix of hedonistic fruit paired with an overall balanced, fresh character.

90Stephen Tanzer

Wild aromas of flint, smoke, bacon fat and truffle; full-throttle northern Rhone aromas. Then sweet, concentrated and on the exotic side, with a strong lead pencil character and a hint of dried apricot. Finishes firmly tannic, broad and dry, with noteworthy persistence. And long on personality.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.