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2006 Betz Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille Columbia Valley
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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.

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2006 Betz Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille Columbia Valley

Producer: Betz Family Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Washington
Region: Columbia Valley

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($57; aged in 70% new French oak; a Bordeaux blend based on 84% cabernet sauvignon, relatively high for this bottling) Bright ruby-red. Aromas of plum, currant, raspberry and graphite, with a youthfully medicinal nuance and emerging cedar and mineral notes reminiscent of a Medoc wine. Then more New World in the mouth, with wonderfully sweet, lush, tactile flavors of cassis and raspberry dominating. Very young and tactile wine but already conveys a compelling sweetness. Finishes with very broad, suave tannins that hide the wine's underlying structure. A knockout.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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