Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz 2013
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||Betz Family Winery|
Wine AdvocateThe only other 2013 reviewed on this go around (most were reviewed last year), the 2013 Clos de Betz checks in as a blend of 63% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Petit Verdot, mostly from Red Mountain and Yakima Valley, that spent 19 months in French oak. Sexy, supple, perfumed and beautifully complex, with notes of currants, dried flowers and an almost garrigue like perfume, this full-bodied beauty is already impossible to resist, yet will absolutely cruise for another 10-15 years.
Wine SpectatorFirm in texture, featuring peppery overtones to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Medium-weight, with the flavors gliding against the nubby finish and lingering well. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2022. 1,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is a blend of Merlot (63%), a whopping 22% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of smoke, cedar, dried herbs, licorice, pencil lead, crushed flowers and red and black berries are followed by soft, plump fruit flavors. It brings an undeniable warm vintage appeal but with a compelling sense of elegance and balance.