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Betz Family Winery Syrah La Cote Rousse 2013


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95+ points Wine Advocate: "Much more mineral driven than the La Serenne release, the 2013 Syrah la Cote Rousse comes all from Red Mountain and is always 100% Syrah. Like the other Syrahs here, it saw 11 months in barrel and won't be released until the fall of 2015. Exhibiting lots of blackberry, black raspberry, graphite, smoke and crushed rock, it's beautifully concentrated, has top-notch purity of fruit and a great finish. I love its mid-palate density, and while it has a lot of tannins, they're nicely integrated into the body of the wine. Give it 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2033. It should be one of the longest-lived Syrahs in the vintage."

2010 vintage notes:

2010 Tanzer - 93+ points - (from a warmer site than the La Serenne): Bright red-ruby. Black raspberry, flowers, minerals and spices on the nose, plus a hint of black walnut that reminded me of Hermitage. Juicy on entry, then sinewy and penetrating in the middle, and clearly less pliant and sweet today than the La Serenne.

The dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors are supported by obvious Red Mountain structure. For all its power, the minerally, spicy, peppery finish displays very fine-grained tannins and lovely subtle persistence. Actually a bit higher in pH than the La Serenne but this is likely to need at least as much time in the cellar--say five or six years.

The 2010 Syrah La Côte Rousse coats the glass with a teeth-staining black color. Sweet candied berries are the dominant fruit, enhanced by a pungent smokiness, roasted meat and wet stones. It enters plush and thick, and is backed up with a full mid palate and a powerful yet supple structure. Its finish is wrapped in super-fine tannin, especially for a wine from Red Mountain. - the winery

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