Betz Family Winery Père de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Betz Family Winery Père de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

SKU 527


The essential Cabernet fruit is enhanced by floral, rocky notes, dried thyme and anise, spice box, and vanilla oak aromas. It's sturdy wine, tenacious and promising of long cellar potential, but opens with creamy integration to an elegant, long finish.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Betz Family Winery
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Wine AdvocateMade from 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot that comes mostly from Red Mountain, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Pere de Famille is slightly more reserved and backwards, with notions of dried spices, cured meats, black currant, spring flowers and tobacco leaf reluctantly emerging from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, with solid concentration, especially in the vintage, it has ample tannin that emerge on the mid-palate and focus the finish. It also needs another 2-3 years in the cellar and will have 10-12 years of total longevity at a minimum.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2014
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Wine SpectatorSoft, velvety and medium-weight, with pretty currant fruit weaving through the smoky, licorice-accented finish. Deft and persistent. Drink now through 2017. 1,350 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, June 30, 2014