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Betz Family Winery Cote la Rousse Syrah Red Mountain 2012

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95 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): More mineral-driven, with savory spices, dried earth and floral notes balanced by a rocking core of fruit, the 2012 Syrah La Cote Rousse is more backwards and reticent than the La Serenne, and will need short-term cellaring to unwind. Possessing full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration, high, yet sweet tannin, and a terrific finish, this awesome Syrah will be at its best from 2017-2027. (Jun 2014)

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Betz Family Winery:
We've had one way of making wine since that first vintage, 1997: keep it small, keep it simple and keep it focused. In our first vintage we produced about 150 cases total; and we leveled out at 3500 cases a few years ago. We've limited ourselves to a quantity we can watch over, in the vineyard and the cellar. By working with selected, dedicated grape growers and employing methods tha... Read more
We've had one way of making wine since that first vintage, 1997: keep it small, keep it simple and keep it focused. In our first vintage we produced about 150 cases total; and we leveled out at 3500 cases a few years ago. We've limited ourselves to a quantity we can watch over, in the vineyard and the cellar. By working with selected, dedicated grape growers and employing methods that we believe craft superior wine, we hope to create wines of individual character, a blend of richness, balance and pleasure. Our winemaking focuses on the purity of the individual varieties and the vineyards they come from. We do those things that a small winery has the luxury of doing: we know every barrel. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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12/05/2019

I confess to having never had this wine before, but its reputation was equally strong in the mind, so expectations were equally strong. The wine is dark - even along the glass rim... opaque black cherry. Cola, cherry and used coffee grounds with just a meaty hint of raw bacon greet the nose. Very sophisticated. Entry is elegant, balanced and pure with more coffee, cola nut and plum on mid palate. Density is that of a Northern Rhone - but with more purity, for lack of a better word. A wine to serve dignitaries. 94.



95 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): More mineral-driven, with savory spices, dried earth and floral notes balanced by a rocking core of fruit, the 2012 Syrah La Cote Rousse is more backwards and reticent than the La Serenne, and will need short-term cellaring to unwind. Possessing full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration, high, yet sweet tannin, and a terrific finish, this awesome Syrah will be at its best from 2017-2027. (Jun 2014)

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