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Betz Family Syrah la Cote Rousse Red Mountain 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Inky on the nose and rich with aromas of dried herbs, roasted coffee, and almost gamy meat topped with spicy black pepper notes. Another big wine that’s underpinned with good acids and fine ripe, polished tannins that lend this a voluptuous texture. There’s lots of tobacco, meat juices, and a bit of brown spice on the powerful palate which reveals deep lightly roasted coffee bean, crushed stone, and herb crusted lamb notes on the palate along with wonderfully pure blackberry and black plum flavors. A bit reminiscent of some of the more modern wines of Corans, this is pretty awesome. 94pts

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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 Syrah la Cote Rousse Red Mountain

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/05/2014

Inky on the nose and rich with aromas of dried herbs, roasted coffee, and almost gamy meat topped with spicy black pepper notes. Another big wine that’s underpinned with good acids and fine ripe, polished tannins that lend this a voluptuous texture. There’s lots of tobacco, meat juices, and a bit of brown spice on the powerful palate which reveals deep lightly roasted coffee bean, crushed stone, and herb crusted lamb notes on the palate along with wonderfully pure blackberry and black plum flavors. A bit reminiscent of some of the more modern wines of Corans, this is pretty awesome. 94pts


Member Reviews for Betz Family Syrah la Cote Rousse Red Mountain

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.70 5
Vintage: 2011 03/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: WJoeTrojan
78864100
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/08/2008

One of my favorites. Wonderful to pair with a variety of meats -- or enjoyed by itself!


Snooth User: swaltersky
3711253
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/30/2007

Five glasses


Snooth User: swaltersky
3711253
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 11/30/2007

Five glasses



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