About Butternut ... Butternut was created by Napa power-duo Orin Swift's Dave Phinney and Whitehall Lane's Tony Leonardini. The Butternut brand was thoughtfully made after an "experiment" with 5 barrels from the Orin Swift cellar to create the perfect Chardonnay, "your Mother's Chardonnay". It was beautiful, buttery, oaked but they didn't have a name for it. It was Tony Leonardini's wife who walked in with a box of freshly harvested butternut squash in the California sun and a light went off ... Butternut was born.
Butternut wines are the perfect affordable, any day of the week wines!
Tasting Notes ... Grown in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Monterey they all come together to create a medium-bodied and silky Pinot Noir. Aromatics of red and dark fruit, berries, a touch of menthol and cassis. Elegant and balanced.