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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.
93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(aged in 50% new and 50% once-used barrels): Bright, saturated medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and black pepper. Lush and sweet on the front half, with deep dark fruit flavors that will require time in bottle to show more complexity. Most impressive today on the expanding, firmly tannic back end, which conveys a strong impression of dry extract and comes across as less phenolic than the Cote Rousse or La Serenne. Winemaker Bob Betz notes that his criterion for this wine is energy, rather than sheer volume.