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About Betz Family Vineyards
At Betz Family Cellars, Bob Betz makes some of Washington's richest and most complete red wines from Bordeaux varieties. His success extends to Syrahs as well; these are at once silky, highly concentrated and wild -- and, along with those of Cayuse, more Rhône-like in style than any others in Washington State.
2000 Betz Family Vineyards Clos de Betz Red Wine Columbia Valley
Producer: Betz Family Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Region: Columbia Valley
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2002
($24; 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 5% cab franc) Full red-ruby. Musky, deep, cabernet-dominated aromas of currant, plum, sassafras and smoky, spicy oak. Sweet, silky and expansive, with very sweet, spicy red fruit flavors complicated by Cuban tobacco and a mineral pungency. More generous and more complex than the overwhelming majority of red wines from Washington State. Finishes with broad, horizontal tannins and very good length.