2012 Clos de Betz

Merlot

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The 2012 Clos de Betz opens with the “wow” color of the vintage: an inky black red core with a striking magenta edge, reflecting the deep sense of ripeness achieved that year. This concentration of color introduces a profound aromatic impression, a breadth of black cherry, black currant and plums, its Washington Merlot foundations shining through. A litany of supporting notes then kicks in to create the real charm of this wine: bay leaf, anise, crushed wet stones, flowers and vanilla cream construct a stunning aromatic impression. Merlot’s dominance in the blend takes center stage on the mid-palate, with a deep, textural fullness. It’s the weight of this wine which impresses most, with a depth and breadth that envelop the palate and linger for a long finish. Vibrant black and red fruits abound, while the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that complete the blend add anise, bay leaf and underbrush to the palate. Because of the vintage the wine shows attractive up-front development but don’t be too hasty: a long cellar life awaits

Wine Specifications

  • Vintage: 2012
  • Varietal: Merlot
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Region: Washington
2012 Clos de Betz