Betz Untold Story Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Betz is without question or doubt one of the greatest Cabernet wineries in Washington State. We're talking single digits. That makes today's Cabernet that much more of a head-spinner: Cabernet Sauvignon from Betz for $34.95. And the best part of all is that we tasted it—it is awesome! as in we are actually shocked at how great it is for the price.
Don't get us wrong: you can and should buy Betz's flagship Cabernet, Pere de Famille. It is worth every penny of its $85 price tag. But you'd be nutz to pass up this Cabernet deal.
What sets Betz apart is their mastery at conveying so much Cabernet intensity without the high-octane alcohol levels of nearly all of their peers; Untold Story clocks in at 13.8% abv.
The 2019 Untold Story shows intensity the moment it hits the glass with a deeply colored purple core that’s almost opaque. The color speaks to the power of the aromatics: rich black fruits—blackberry, plum and cassis—swirl about, picking up graphite and crushed herbs with air. The layered palate is hedonistically plush, but still balanced thanks to fresh acidity and a fine tannic backbone. The lengthy finish carries a delightful mix of fresh herbs, crushed berries and spice. In a word, Untold Story is delicious.