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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.
2009 Betz Family Vineyards Besoleil Columbia Valley
Producer: Betz Family Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Rhone Blend
Region: Columbia Valley
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(a southern Rhone blend based on 66% grenache; aged in once-used barrels): Medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of liqueur-like red berries, cherry, sage and flowers. Seamless and sweet in the mouth, with immediately accessible flavors of candied red fruits. The firm but ripe tannins will not get in the way of enjoying this wine right now.