Friday, March 19, 2010

Betz "Clos de Betz" Columbia Valley 2005

Very deep red.

Vinturi - deep, loaded, nose - black raspberry, savory earth/nut/meat, fig, oak spice.

Packed and plush in the mouth. Quite refined, with just a suggestion of grainy tannin/concentration. Strawberry and chocolate show up in the mouth, too. It would be really easy to drain this right now, but it's built to age gracefully. I wouldn't mind trying this in 12-15 years. RFG.

$46. 56% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, and 9% Cabernet Franc.