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Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot Woodsy tree bark, mineral, and beef aroms top the big black currant fruit on the nose here which is a bit unevolved and almost jammy yet retains lots of fresh wild berry fruit. This is a bit angular but slender on entry with nicely judged, polished tannins. It’s a big wine with nice power and depth, rich with ,dusty fruit, briary and blue plummy on the palate. Built more on richness and power, this turns a little chewy on the firm finish which is long but shows more oak sweetness than the Clos de betz and is a touch hot as well. It’s still a remarkable wine, that might just need more time but for me it lacks some of the purity and seamlessness the Clos de betz displays. 93pts

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Betz Family Winery:
We've had one way of making wine since that first vintage, 1997: keep it small, keep it simple and keep it focused. In our first vintage we produced about 150 cases total; and we leveled out at 3500 cases a few years ago. We've limited ourselves to a quantity we can watch over, in the vineyard and the cellar. By working with selected, dedicated grape growers and employing methods tha... Read more
We've had one way of making wine since that first vintage, 1997: keep it small, keep it simple and keep it focused. In our first vintage we produced about 150 cases total; and we leveled out at 3500 cases a few years ago. We've limited ourselves to a quantity we can watch over, in the vineyard and the cellar. By working with selected, dedicated grape growers and employing methods that we believe craft superior wine, we hope to create wines of individual character, a blend of richness, balance and pleasure. Our winemaking focuses on the purity of the individual varieties and the vineyards they come from. We do those things that a small winery has the luxury of doing: we know every barrel. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,734
4.50 5
03/05/2014

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot Woodsy tree bark, mineral, and beef aroms top the big black currant fruit on the nose here which is a bit unevolved and almost jammy yet retains lots of fresh wild berry fruit. This is a bit angular but slender on entry with nicely judged, polished tannins. It’s a big wine with nice power and depth, rich with ,dusty fruit, briary and blue plummy on the palate. Built more on richness and power, this turns a little chewy on the firm finish which is long but shows more oak sweetness than the Clos de betz and is a touch hot as well. It’s still a remarkable wine, that might just need more time but for me it lacks some of the purity and seamlessness the Clos de betz displays. 93pts


Member Reviews for Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,734
4.70 5
03/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
106010069,693
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/27/2012

Concentrated and effusively complex, this wine boasts cassis, blueberry, pencil lead and garrigue that linger on the palate. A satisfyingly rigid structure is supported by a pleasant, balanced generosity of fruit. This Bordeaux blend is always good for long-term cellaring.


Snooth User: JordanWollman
21730560
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/04/2009

Full, rich, luscious, very fruit forward, but oaky enough to keep things interesting.


Snooth User: Shwack9er
2990947
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/24/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: boulderbeach
34733135
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 04/28/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille

External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/24/2011

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Merlot this red has an expressive perfume of sandalwood, truffle, espresso, violets, and blackberry. With well-integrated fine-grained tannins, this sweetly-fruited, dense, complex offering will benefit from 6-8 years of cellaring.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/01/2008

Blended with 9% malbec, 8% merlot, 3% petit verdot and 2% cab franc) Bright, deep ruby-red. Musky, minerally, spicy aromas of blackberry, blueberry, leather and tree bark. Quite penetrating on the palate, with terrific intensity and cut to the black cherry and currant flavors. Denser and larger-scaled than the Clos de Betz. This, too, finishes with excellent cut, growing sweeter and longer as it opens in the glass. There's firm tannic spine here but no impression of dryness.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/01/2008

Betz Cabernet Pere de Famile Columbia Valley Washington State



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