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Betz Family Winery Père de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 750ml
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Betz Family Winery Père de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

  • wa95
  • v94+
  • ws91

750ml
$63.95

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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.
Wine Advocate
  • wa95

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Père de Famille is drinking beautifully, offering up a very Bordelais bouquet of pencil lead, dark berries, truffle, cigar smoke and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and richly savory, with lots of concentration, fine structuring tannins and a long, gravelly finish. From an underrated vintage (at least for conscientious producers), this is a wine well worth seeking out.

William Kelley, June 29, 2018
Vinous
  • v94+

(blended with 9% petit verdot and 3% merlot): Good bright red-ruby. Musky red berries, licorice, thyme, rosemary and pepper on the scented nose. Creamy-sweet, suave and deep but at the same time precise and youthful, offering lovely perfumed flavors of red berries, cocoa powder (from the Taransaud oak?) and anise. Very intensely flavored cabernet with terrific lift and aromatic persistence and remarkably suave, dusty tannins. Betz describes 2011 as a year with lower total polyphenols, higher acidity and lower pHs than 2010.

Stephen Tanzer, November 2013
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Soft, 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