Thursday, November 29, 2007

Buttonwood Pomegranate Festival Dec 1st and 2nd

Another great wine event up in Santa Ynez. Stop by Buttonwood this weekend and check out the Pomegranate Festival. It looks like they will be pouring " BW" a new signature wine for Buttonwood Farms. Betty Williams, the owner and "BW" herself will there to sign bottles and chat. Say Hello to Graham, their tasting room manager, for us before he's becomes a famous rock star with his band, Kinothek.

Out of the current Buttonwood lineup, I really enjoyed the 2004 Buttonwood Merlot. A blend of Merlot and Cab Franc, this is a lovely Medoc inspired wine. The dry gravel/ minerality reminds me of Chateau Greysac. Its dry, with earthy,i.e. dirt notes, tobacco, leather, and cedar. Our favorite Buttonwood wines in the past have been the incredible 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 1999 Trevin. I'm really looking forward to the new winemaker, Karen Steinwach's vision for Buttonwood. She's definitely a winemaker to watch.


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