As much as we've loved Betz wines through the years, the last three vintages have transcended our expectations for greatness. They've achieved a new level of finesse without sacrificing an ounce of power. If you're already on board, you know how great Betz wines are and if not, we have the ideal entry wine for you: an Avalon exclusive, you won't ever see another vintage of it. In 2016, Betzcreated a wine called "Elegant," a Grenache-based blend that's as outrageously tasty as it is well-priced. I cannot state strongly enough how thoroughly I encourage you to grab this!
And then there's La Cote Patriarche Syrah. No "and then" transition does this Syrah justice so, spoiler alert for the note below: it is everything I want in Washington Syrah. A true masterpiece.
$29.65 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($32.95 regular)
This Chateauneuf du Pape-style blend is brilliant. It's so good and so aptly named, dishing out gorgeous raspberry, plum, Provencal herbs and white pepper. Silky and friendly, wildly fun and refined. To repeat myself, grab it! A March Big Reds Club selection. - Marcus
Crazy good. Powerful, bright and pure, it is everything I want in Washington Syrah. Everything. I find the scores below to be conservative. - Marcus
95+ points from Wine Advocate AND Jeb Dunnuck:
Wine Advocate: "The 2016 La Côte Patriarche is very promising indeed, offering up complex aromas of crunchy cassis, violets and pungent black pepper. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, leading with a lavish attack that gives way to a layered, vibrant mid-palate with a deep core of crunchy fruit and bright balancing acids. The finish is long and beautifully defined. This contains the fruit of vines planted in 1986, some of the oldest Syrah in Washington." 95+
Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Syrah La Côte Patriarche is, as always, all from the Red Willow Vineyard, fermented with one-third whole clusters, and the 2016 was brought up in 50% new oak, which is slightly higher than normal. Violets, blueberries, spring flowers, and exotic fruit characteristics all emerge from this inky, tight, full-bodied effort that has stunning purity of fruit as well as a great finish. This is a terrific, world-class estate that readers need to try..." 95+
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