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Buty Conner Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley 2011

Jeffery Lindenmuth - September 2014

With raspberry, plum, cherry, and blueberry aromas that follow through on the palate, this red (67 percent Merlot and 33 percent Cabernet Franc) represents a riot of fruit, delivering fine balance, courtesy of its precise acidity and supple tannins. Savory and spicy notes chime in on the medium-bodied palate and ride the lingering finish.
Score: 93
Cost: $450
Cases: 282

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