2021 Clos de Betz - 750ml

Bordeaux-styled Blend

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95-97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Mostly Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 Clos de Betz barrel sample is floral, finessed and perfectly rocky with fresh, juicy plum and black cherry notes that waft with classy oak spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is focused, finessed and pure, with energetic acidity, and it ends with a lush, fresh-fruited, mineral-laced finish. Only 9,000 bottles were made for the world." ~ Anthony Mueller

Wine Specifications

  • Vintage: 2021
  • Varietal: Bordeaux-styled Blend
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Aging: 25% New French Oak Barrels for
  • Bottling date: June 2023
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Acclaim

    95-97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    "Mostly Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2021 Clos de Betz barrel sample is floral, finessed and perfectly rocky with fresh, juicy plum and black cherry notes that waft with classy oak spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is focused, finessed and pure, with energetic acidity, and it ends with a lush, fresh-fruited, mineral-laced finish. Only 9,000 bottles were made for the world." ~ Anthony Mueller

  • Winemaker notes

    Clos de Betz honors Bob and Cathy Betz’s earliest dreams of starting a winery. In 1973, they stood before one of the foremost temples of French Pinot Noir, the Burgundian vineyard Clos de Beze, struck by the profound way it could exemplify both a sense of place and the purity of its grape variety. They resolved that they would one day produce a wine that manages to convey that ever-elusive but magical marriage of site character and varietal expression. Washington Merlot, with its singular dance of weighty richness and structured minerality, provided the perfect canvas and has formed the core of Clos de Betz since its first vintage in 1998.

2021 Clos de Betz - 750ml