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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 10 
ProducerButy (web)
VarietyRed Blend
DesignationColumbia Rediviva
SubRegionColumbia Valley
AppellationHorse Heaven Hills

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2020 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.3 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by SeattlePaul on 9/17/2014 & rated 91 points: This has come a long way since tasting a year ago, it definitely was ready. Came together nicely after being open about half an hour. (442 views)
 Tasted by RJ&JJ on 3/23/2014 & rated 91 points: WOW - just a delightful, balanced, drinking very well balanced bottle of red blend from Columbia Valley. Exemplary of what is can be so right about red blends from that region. (709 views)
 Tasted by rhialto on 11/16/2013 & rated 91 points: pretty darn good. a little on the acid-y side but very tasty (811 views)
 Tasted by SeattlePaul on 9/13/2013 & rated 91 points: I may have opened this too early. It has a lot of potential, not totally there yet. Should have decanted longer. Nice oak notes and cherry, pepper. (913 views)
 Tasted by Endeavorslc on 6/29/2013: Gear 92 (1007 views)
 Tasted by Endeavorslc on 5/3/2013 & rated 92 points: Very good! Decanted for 2 hrs and it can use even more. Upon opening it had a very closed nose with tight tannins. But after a few hours it was nice and smooth with great mouth feel. It also had a good balance of mineral qualities with wonderful fruit flavor a favoring cherry. (781 views)
 Tasted by sayward on 8/19/2012 & rated 90 points: Not my favorite blend, but I liked this wine more for its cab attributes vs. It's Syrah attributes. Did well with a decant. (1274 views)
 Tasted by WAWINEFAN on 3/4/2011 & rated 92 points: Very yummy! Can go a lot longer but very nice now. Spicey syrah nose with hints of black cherry and pepper. Smooth long finish. Decant as it willake for better quick drinking (1547 views)
 Tasted by memphishusky on 1/29/2010 & rated 91 points: Opened and poured immediately. Should have decanted. The wine got better with time. Very good, complex flavors. Buty seems to always be good. (1627 views)

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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141
(Buty Winery Columbia Rediviva Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
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Red Blend

Red Blend is used for any combination of red grapes that does not fit into CellarTracker's preset blends (Red Bordeaux Blend, etc). Actual blend composition for a given wine should be entered under the per wine or per wine vintage wiki articles.


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Washington Wine
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting this region's unique characteristics. Their hand-crafted wines are receiving wide acclaim from critics regionally, nationally and internationally for their consistently high quality. Many of them have received scores of 90 and above from the major wine media. Overall this is a higher percentage than other leading wine regions.

As the state's fourth largest fruit crop, the Washington wine industry is an important contributor to the long-term preservation of Washington agriculture. The industry is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and conservation of water resources.
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

State Facts
Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

Columbia Valley

Columbia Cascade Winery Association

The Columbia Valley AVA lies mostly in Washington state, with a small section in Oregon. The Cascade Range forms its western boundary with the Palouse regions bordering the area to the east. To the north, the Okanogan National Forest forms a border with the AVA and Canada. It encompasses the valleys formed by the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Walla Walla River, the Snake River, and the Yakima River. The Columbia valley stretches between the 46th parallel and 47th parallel which puts it in line with the well known French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. The northern latitude gives the areas two more hours of additional daylight during the summer growing season than wine regions of California receive. The volcanic and sandy loam soil of the valley offers good drainage and is poor in nutrients, ideal in forcing the vine to concentrate its resources into the grape clusters.

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