Clos de Betz & Pere de Famille 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington
2014 Clos de Betz $62.99
71% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
"The inky colored 2014 Clos de Betz is certainly one of the top Merlot dominated wines in Washington state. Giving up lots of blackberry, plum, bouquet garni and licorice, it’s full-bodied and layered on the palate, with a sexy, hedonistic vibe that’s common in this big, rich vintage. It has good density through the middle and will keep nicely, but it should also put a smile on your face early in its life as well."
"92-92" The Wine Advocate #225 6/2016
2014 Pere de Famille $79.99
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvigon Pere de Famille is another terrific wine from this estate. Deeper in color than the 2013 (which is common) and offering fabulous red and black fruits, dried herbs, graphite and a dusty pebble-like minerality, it has full-bodied richness, ultra pure tannin and while a big, concentrated effort, it always shows a pure, elegant style. It two will have two to three decades of longevity."
"94-97" The Wine Advocate #225 6/2016