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2009 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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2009 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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93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

(82% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot and 8% merlot):  Bright ruby red.  Cassis, crushed blackberry and violet on the nose.  Intensely flavored and juicy, with terrific cut and lift to the flavors of blackberry and licorice.  Boasts plenty of acidity but there's nothing hard about this cabernet.  Finishes quite tight, though, with firm, peppery tannins that call for at least six or seven years of bottling aging.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
93 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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