2011 Betz Family Winery Clos De Betz
2011 Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz
Moving to the Bordeaux blends, the 2011 Clos de Betz (67% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) shows the vintage profile with its mid-weight, lively and overall fresh feel. Black currants, spring flowers, mint and hints of lead pencil and cedar flow from the glass and this medium-bodied, lively and balanced red has bright acidity that’s balanced by good concentration and depth. Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2023.
by Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #213, June 2014
--The Wine Advocate
2011 Betz Family Vineyards Clos de Betz Red Wine Columbia Valley
(67% merlot, 28% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot; aged in 65% new oak): Good bright, deep red. Redcurrant, cocoa powder and musky tobacco on the nose. Gentle and creamy in the mouth for 2011, with harmonious ripe acidity framing the sweet red berry, cherry and cocoa powder flavors. This floral merlot-based wine is supported by firm acids and tannins but comes across as quite feminine in style. Betz notes that 2011 was a very good year for merlot. 93 points
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 13
--Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
BETZ Clos de Betz Columbia Valley 2011
This lighter style wraps fine tannins around a vibrant core of raspberry, cherry, tobacco and spice, lingering with finesse on the refined finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best after 2015. 1,186 cases made.
by Harvey Steiman, June 30, 2014
Betz Family 2011 Clos de Betz Red (Columbia Valley (WA))
A fine effort in this cool vintage, this Merlot-dominated Bordeaux-style blend is aromatically arresting, with complex flower and herb scents suggesting appealing delicacy. It delivers that in a focused, wine with pretty berry and chocolate flavors.
by Paul Gregutt — (7/1/2014) — 93
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