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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Beast Wildebeest Red Blend 2009
Beast Wildebeest Red Blend 2009
(search item no. 117904)
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2009 Wildebeest combines poise and power, with suave tannins, perfumed aromatics and a plush, creamy texture. In the nose and on the palate, the Syrah contributes big beautiful licorice and ripe black cherry notes, with the Cabernet adding richness and the Malbec bringing high-tone raspberry and red fruit elements to the blend. Throughout it all, the lush fruit surrounds a core of sleek Washington State acidity that adds length and definition to this handsome BEAST.

Blend: 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec

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About Beast:

Beast is the alter-ego of Buty Winery.

Beast wines are very limited, single vineyard offerings. These wines are uunique interpretations of new varietals and vineyards with the same great winemaking care and attention as Buty wines.

Buty's philosophy of winemaking reflects the old religious worldview of human growth from body to mind to soul to spirit, called "the great nest of being." The all inclusive nest of being grows over time as they reach for the spiritual levels of life. So too, Buty wines evolve including and expanding their quality at each stage of their development. Our wine’s development is a cumulative and artistic process. Every stage of growth is equally important for a fine wine, starting with a great site developed into a vineyard, from fruit into wine, from cellared bottles to our enjoyment at a shared meal. A great wine calls for complete attention as we expand the qualities present at every stage.