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Library Vintages

A blend of the best elements of the new and the old worlds; wines of dimension and pleasure, wines that allow the character of Washington to shine through.

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2007 Père de Famille,

Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2007 Père de Famille resonates with the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend; at 85%, the Cabernet fraction provides the depth and fruit purity this wine has come to represent. Penetrating black currant and sweet black cherry are the foundation fruits, with elements of exotic spice, smoke and camphor in tow. Merlot (8%) and Petit Verdot (7%) play supporting roles, contributing mineral and black olive hints. On the palate it’s lush and full, with a pure fruit expression, while fine grained tannins provide structure for a silken mouthfeel and extraordinary length to the finish

Blending Detail and Aging Profile

Blending Detail:

  • 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 8% Merlot
  • 7% Petit Verdot

AVA & Vineyard Detail:

  • 74% Red Mountain
  • 17% Horse Heaven Hills
  • 9% Yakima Valley

 

Acclaim

Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

“Betz Family Winery remains one of Washington’s benchmarks for top quality wines from Rhone and Bordeaux grape varieties.  Bob Betz’s 2007 collection shows him continuing at the top of his game… a brooding aromatic array of wood smoke, scorched earth, pencil lead, violets, black currant and blackberry. Full-bodied on the palate… admirably combining elegance and power. The pure finish lasts for over 60-seconds.  95 points”

Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

“These 2007 reds combine the structure of the 2005s with the added juiciness of the 2006s, says Betz, who appears to have made his finest set of wines to date... Pungent Cabernet aromas and flavors of red, black and blue fruits complicated by dried thyme and a floral topnote. The extremely intense yet silky palate offers a stunning wave of sweetness… Most impressive today on the rising but wonderfully subtle finish, which is supported by serious tannic spine and goes on and on… 95 points”