Betz Family Winery La Serenne Syrah 2012

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Betz Family Winery La Serenne Syrah 2012

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It's inky black, with dark plums, creamy black fruits, generous smoke and anise, and yet it still retains its cool site vitality. Don't be deceived by its supple tannins and juicy approachability, this is one that will live a long life in the cellar.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington
Brand Betz Family Winery
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateAs for the Syrah-driven wines, they do two main cuvees, one focusing on Boushey Vineyard, the La Serenne, and the other on Red Mountain, the La Cote Rousse. The 2012 Syrah La Serenne is a 100% Syrah that was aged in 50% new French oak prior to bottling. I think the greatest vintage of this cuvee to date, it boasts an incredibly inky purple color to go with notions of creme de cassis, damp earth, graphite, smoke and licorice that flow to a full-bodied, voluptuously textured profile on the palate. Despite all of the richness, it stays thrillingly focused and shows the purity and elegance of the site. Enjoy it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 25, 2014