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Betz Family Winery Syrah La Serenne 2011


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Betz


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2010 vintage notes:

2010 Tanzer - 94 points - (from Boushey Vineyard fruit): Bright nose features musky black raspberry, smoke, minerals, chocolate and a whiff of tar. Bright, delineated and intense, conveying terrific acidity for syrah. Proprietor Betz describes 2010 as "a return to structure in syrah" and this wine is also extremely primary, with tarry minerality and a cracked pepper quality adding nuance. Finishes with firm but suave tannins, excellent grip and terrific peppery lift. In texture, this wine is midway between Cote-Rotie and Saint-Joseph, and wonderfully fresh. - Josh Raynolds

This 2010 vintage reflects its source with precision and clarity. That impenetrable black color of classic Boushey Syrah starts the journey down a very satisfying sensory pathway. Next comes the dominant aroma I always associate with Syrah from this site: smoky, candied blackberry, distinctive and seductive. That foundation gives way to notes of licorice (this is a cool site after all), iron, roasted earth and meat. Despite the cooler vintage conditions, there a full, rich, almost powerful overall impression: this is the velvet hammer, the gloved fist: plush, silky and yet jam packed with character. - the winery

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