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2011 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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2011 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 2013

(blended with 9% petit verdot and 3% merlot):  Good bright red-ruby.  Musky red berries, licorice, thyme, rosemary and pepper on the scented nose.  Creamy-sweet, suave and deep but at the same time precise and youthful, offering lovely perfumed flavors of red berries, cocoa powder (from the Taransaud oak?) and anise.  Very intensely flavored cabernet with terrific lift and aromatic persistence and remarkably suave, dusty tannins.  Betz describes 2011 as a year with lower total polyphenols, higher acidity and lower pHs than 2010.

93-95 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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