Betz Family Winery Pere de Familie Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Winemaker's Notes:

"Good deep, brightruby-red. Sappy aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, minerals andspices. Wonderfully sweet but ...

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Winemaker's Notes:

"Good deep, brightruby-red. Sappy aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, minerals andspices. Wonderfully sweet but less pliant and open today than the Closde Betz; more affected by the bottling. With aeration, this showedsubtle cabernet notes of cassis, Belgian chocolate and fresh herbs.This dense, thick wine boasts outstanding structure and dimension, andfinishes with terrific persistence. Betz used his highest percentage ofcabernet sauvignon to date in this wine, and the lowest amount ofmerlot."93(+?) pointsBy Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 07"The 2005 Pere de Famille, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot,6% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec, is even more saturated in color. Thenose, however, is a bit muted. With coaxing, mineral, pencil lead,espresso, black currant, and blackberry aromas emerge. This is followedby a supple-textured wine with gobs of fruit but less complexity thanits sibling. There is sufficient structure for further evolution, butthe finish is slightly compressed. Time will likely round out this wineand my score will then appear to be conservative. As an aside, I tasteda barrel sample of a 2006 Petit Verdot from the Ciel du Cheval Vineyardof which there are only two barrels (50 cases). Were it to be bottledseparately, I would rate it (97-100). However, Bob Betz, informed mejust prior to going to press that he has decided to blend it into the2006 Pere de Famille. Oh well?"90 pointsJay Miller, Wine Advocate # 172, Aug 2007

"Good deep, brightruby-red. Sappy aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, minerals andspices. Wonderfully sweet but less pliant and open today than the Closde Betz; more affected by the bottling. With aeration, this showedsubtle cabernet notes of cassis, Belgian chocolate and fresh herbs.This dense, thick wine boasts outstanding structure and dimension, andfinishes with terrific persistence. Betz used his highest percentage ofcabernet sauvignon to date in this wine, and the lowest amount ofmerlot."93(+?) pointsBy Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 07"The 2005 Pere de Famille, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot,6% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec, is even more saturated in color. Thenose, however, is a bit muted. With coaxing, mineral, pencil lead,espresso, black currant, and blackberry aromas emerge. This is followedby a supple-textured wine with gobs of fruit but less complexity thanits sibling. There is sufficient structure for further evolution, butthe finish is slightly compressed. Time will likely round out this wineand my score will then appear to be conservative. As an aside, I tasteda barrel sample of a 2006 Petit Verdot from the Ciel du Cheval Vineyardof which there are only two barrels (50 cases). Were it to be bottledseparately, I would rate it (97-100). However, Bob Betz, informed mejust prior to going to press that he has decided to blend it into the2006 Pere de Famille. Oh well?"90 pointsJay Miller, Wine Advocate # 172, Aug 2007

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