Blending Cab and Syrah is something that's more often done in Australia, but there are a few good examples of that in the U.S. and these two wines are definitely a couple of them - really a terrific wine. Buty's labels are also some of the best designed in American wine, at least in my humble opinion. Buty 2014 'Columbia Rediviva' Phinney Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills ($50?) I'm really impressed with this new vintage.
When a wine tastes even better the day after it's been opened, that can be a pretty good indication of class and longevity. While this Gallo-made Zin tasted pretty good, if tightly knit and plain, by the next day it had really opened up to show a great range of blueberry, blackberry, red currant, white pepper and cinnamon notes.
I have been rather quiet lately, partly because I have been traveling, partly because I have have been working on a book project. Sometimes you find a job, and sometimes a job finds you. This is the latter circumstance. Because my good friend Jordan Mackay doesn't have the time to edit Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book for California, he recommended me for the job (as did my good friend and fellow contributor Lana Bortolot.
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