Betz "Pere de Famile" - Printable Version

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- stevebody - 03-29-2006 03:24 PM

Tasted this last weekend at Betz's new digs (which is a great damned facility) and was floored by the aromatics. It was like being flirted with by a glass of wine: "You like that aroma? Here, try THIS one!" Kept on revealing new scents for a good three minutes. On the palate, gorgeous. Plums, tobacco, violets, blackberry, blueberry, graphite, cassis, and light toastiness. Easily the most graceful Woodinville wine I've ever tasted. According to Tanzer, will age for ten-fifteen years. Perfect balance, long finish. $47 and worth more than that. We got two cases each of it and the Clos de Betz, which was just as complex and compelling but needs more of a lay-down period than the Pere. If you have a chance to buy these, I urge you to do it.

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- wondersofwine - 03-29-2006 04:32 PM

Steve, a blended wine? A Syrah?

- Triple H - 03-29-2006 06:44 PM

Wonders - Here's the data from the website:

Cabernet Sauvignon dominates this vintage in more than percentages would indicate: color, aroma, flavor and mouthfeel all identify this wine as Cabernet Sauvignon (77%). While it blends four of the classic Bordeaux varieties (Merlot 13%, Malbec 8% and Petit Verdot 3%) it still shouts Cabernet Sauvignon.

I agree, this really good stuff.

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- wondersofwine - 03-30-2006 12:41 PM

Thanks for the reply Triple H. Sorry we didn't try any Betz wine on our trip to Washington last summer.

- Kcwhippet - 03-30-2006 01:03 PM

wow, We were in a whole different part of the state. Betz is in Redmond, almost 200 miles from where we were.

- wondersofwine - 03-30-2006 05:24 PM

Understood but I don't know if I can find any locally.

- stevebody - 03-31-2006 02:09 PM


If you want some, I can ship to you, now. Let me know.

- wondersofwine - 04-04-2006 07:54 AM

I may contact you in the future to get some Washington wines but right now I have a tax bill to pay and am recovering from paying about $700 on auto-related expenses in the last five months.